Rose Marie Schrader, age 59, of Dublin, Georgia and a former resident of Sturgis and graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1982, passed away Tuesday morning, January 17, 2023 at the Carl Vinson V.A. Medical Center in Dublin following a hard fought battle with Huntington Disease since 2004.
She was born November 15, 1963 in Sturgis, daughter of the late Eldon George and Deloris (Wondergem) Schrader.
Rose’s early life was spent in Sturgis where she was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1982 and later earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Management..
Rose was proud to have served her country in the U.S. Navy for 11 years earning the rank of Supply Sergeant. While in the Navy she served aboard the U.S.S. Merrimack and the U.S.S. Puget Sound. On March 11, 1995 she was honorably discharged with honors. Rose received many accommodations and awards including the National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal.
Rose was a true sports fanatic. She followed the sports of baseball, basketball and football from college through professional teams and individuals.
She is survived by her sister: Lorrie Mangum of Sturgis, two step-brothers: John Barkby of Green Bay, Wisconsin and Dennis Barkby of White Pigeon and two great nephews: Brycen Mangum and Ryan Mangum.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandmother: Violet Wondergem; sister: Debbie Sweet; brother: Eldon Schrader, Jr. and nephew: Matthew Mangum.
A graveside service and burial will take place at 3:00 on Tuesday, January 24th at Sturgis Memorial Gardens in Sturgis. Pastor Randy Evans of the New Beginnings Church in Sturgis will officiate. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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