Margaret “Maggie” E. Schrader, age 78, of Huron, died Saturday, February 27, 2016, at her home. Her funeral service was held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 1st at the First United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. On-Line Condolences may be left at Kuhler Funeral Home.
Margaret Elizabeth Luke was born July 19, 1937, to August and Mary (Neis) Luke at Marion. She attended rural school and then graduated from Parker High School in 1955. Maggie graduated in March 1956 from the South Dakota Beauty Academy at Sioux Falls. Maggie worked at Betty’s Beauty Shop in Huron from 1956 to 1958.
On August 2, 1958, Maggie married Warren “Keith” Schrader at Huron. After their marriage, she worked as a beautician for seventeen years in her home, then as a cook for Huron High School and later as a sales clerk at Pheasant Liquor. Maggie began work at the Beadle County Register of Deeds in June 1989 and retired in December 2000. She also volunteered at the Huron Regional Medical Center as a Pink Lady.
On November 3, 2015, Maggie was diagnosed with high grade myelodysplastic syndrome. With the MDS, many other unexplained complications arose that put her in and out of several hospitals and emergency rooms, and after numerous procedures were tried, it was deemed that nothing more could be done. We were then able to have her at home for eleven days on hospice where she was able to have some peaceful, comfortable days to say her good byes. She will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Travis Knouse; one brother, Donald (Berdell) Luke; one sister, Marlene (Tom) Weber; two brothers-in-law, John Kreis and Jack Sarnowski; and one sister-in-law, Marie Luke.
Blessed for having shared her life are her husband, Keith Schrader of Huron; four daughters and their husbands, Rose (Derek) Knouse of Huron, Cynthia (Stuart) Neuharth of Alpena, Kathy (Randy) Tounsley of Huron, and Nancy (Frank) Spiegel of Watertown; one son, Wayne (Teresa) Schrader of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Maggie is also survived by her seven brothers, John Luke of Marion, Jerome (Elaine) Luke of Mott, North Dakota, Joseph (Karen) Luke of Dell Rapids, William (Sandy) Luke of Clark, Ray (Connie) Luke of Sioux Falls, Michael (Joyce) Luke of Hartford, and Paul (Margie) Luke of Marion; four sisters, Donna Miller of Mott, North Dakota, Christine Sarnowski of Blair, Nebraska, Berniece Kreis of Ashland, Nebraska, and Veronica (Frank) Narsavage of Moscow, Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.