Richard R. "Dick" Schade

March 18, 1935 - September 15, 2022


Obituary For Richard R. "Dick" Schade

MADISON - Richard R. "Dick" Schade, age 87, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at St Mary’s Memory Care Facility. He was born in Milton Junction, Wisconsin on March 18, 1935 the son of Harvey Alfred & Rose Venita Schade (Smith). Richard is survived by the love of his life Donna, sons: Todd (Stephanie) Schade, and Troy (Tara) Schade; granddaughters Lauren Schade and Allison (Naman) Nanda; Twin Brother-Ronald (Sharon) Schade & Sister Lavonne (Phillip) Samuelson; Sister In-laws: Florence, Jean, Phyllis & Mary Schade. Preceded in Death by his parents Harvey and Rose Schade, Brothers-Maynard, Harvey, Bernard, and Robert

He started his early career working for the family Salvage yard business driving semi-truck. He later became a welder for Dorsey Trailers and retired from Heurikon/Artesyn Technologies as a janitor/maintenance worker. He was known as a hard worker and very friendly man, with a great sense of humor. Defining moments for Richard is when he became acquainted with Jehovah’s Witnesses & was baptized on November 20, 1950 and from that point on centered his life around the ministry and putting spiritual things first. Marrying Donna Jean Learned on November 7, 1959 in Brooklyn, Wisconsin. Richard loved to travel to Colorado & see Jehovah God’s beautiful creations. He will be greatly missed by his family, close friends and congregation. Richard was always generous to his sons and granddaughters. Richard also enjoyed family gatherings and trips. He took comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, & death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

The family would like to thank the nurses & social worker at St Mary’s Memory Care Unit for the excellent care & compassion they gave to Dick.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 542 N Pleasant View Rd, Middleton 53562 with a visitation at 1:00 pm. The funeral will be streamed on Zoom, contact Todd or Troy for this information.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Verona Chapel 220 Enterprise Drive 608-845-6625


8 Oct


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 542 N Pleasant View Rd. Middleton, WI 53562 Get Directions »
8 Oct

Funeral Service

02:00 PM

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 542 N Pleasant View Rd. Middleton, WI 53562 Get Directions »
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