The Lord called home one of his most precious souls on Saturday, March 6, 2010, as he was surrounded by his loving family at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus, Davenport. Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for William F. “Bill” Schadt, Jr., 75, a resident of Bettendorf, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 417 Main Street, Davenport.
Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal where the Q.C. Vietnam Veterans, post #299, will conduct Graveside Military Rites. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport, where a prayer service will be offered at 7 p.m.
William Fredrick Schadt was born May 7, 1934 in Davenport the son of William F. and Gladys (Lohf) Schadt. He was a 1953 graduate of St. Ambrose and proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines. Bill then worked at the Rock Island Arsenal becoming a journeyman machinist, working his way to supervisor of many departments. He wed Janet (Thompson) Kelley on Nov. 23, 1957 they had three children together.
Later in life he married Nancy Wiese on July 10, 1982. They were childhood friends and were reunited March 17, 1981. They spent many hours reminiscing over memories of their childhood and the time they spent as buddies. They were true soul mates and enjoyed their life together. Bill was a loving and gentle husband, a true gentleman. Bill’s children and grandchildren were the pride of his life. His face would light up whenever they called and stopped over. For many years he took part in the organizing of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Blue Grass Parade and different jobs with the Bix festival. Bill loved a party! Another of Bill’s passions was golf. He loved being on the course with friends and his buddy Leon, who helped him with some golf strategies.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Those left honor his memory include his wife, Nancy and daughters, Renee (Rich) Wingerter, Ronda (Dave) Smith and a son, Roger; two sisters, Elaine (Royal) Benjamin and Edith (Rob) Horn; a stepson, Robert (Rebecca) Dugas Jr.; his loving grandchildren, Bobbie and Bailey Wingerter, Brandon and Brent Schadt, Brandi Smith and Eli Burmeister; his great grand children are Diego and Isabel Martinez; and his sister-in-law Joanne Schadt. He also dearly loved his numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his faithful companion, his little dog Annie. His parents a brother, Robert and a stepdaughter Michelle Burmeister, preceded him in death.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Bill’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.