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Christopher Schrad, 29, Webster City

September 9, 2011
The Daily Freeman Journal

Christopher J. Schrad, 29, of Webster City died in a motorcycle accident near Gary, Indiana on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Webster City, with Rev. Stephen Meyer and Pastor Ray Artrip officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service at the church.

Christopher James Schrad, son of Craig and Kristi (Kutz) Schrad, was born October 19, 1981 at Lake City. He graduated from Webster City High School in 2000. He worked many years with Neil Bromm of Bromm Masonry & Concrete. Five years ago, he opened his own business, Schrad Masonry & Concrete. He took great pride in his work.

One of Christopher's greatest passions was riding his 2001 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. Chris and Shelly were participating in the Great Lakes 100 Challenge through Iron Butt Association - participants had to completely circle the Great Lakes within 100 hours. While on the trip, the day before the accident, Chris proposed to Shelly and they were engaged. Christopher spent his last moments doing what he loved and being with the one he loved.

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Christopher Schrad

Survivors include his parents, Craig and Kristi; brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Amanda Schrad of Flandreau, SD; niece, Reagan Schrad of Flandreau, SD; fiance, Shelly Pierce of Webster City; fiance's parents, Tom and Irene Pierce of Volga, SD; grandmothers, Ruth Schrad of Auburn and Dolores Kutz of Lake City, and several aunts, uncles and many friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Richard Kutz and Lloyd Schrad.

He was a member of Iron Butt Association, Pheasants Forever, and the Webster City Moose Family Center #735.

Besides motorcycle riding, Christopher enjoyed shooting guns, hunting, volleyball, bowling and country music. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. No one was a stranger for very long.

Chris was an organ donor. Giving was in his nature, and his last gift was the gift of life.

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