(Jensen) Schrader was born on May 25, 1922, above her uncle’s butcher shop
in the tiny hamlet of Ivanhoe, Minnesota. Mavis was the first of two
daughters of Arthur and Madeline (Stellmach) Jensen. Mavis grew up in
Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated in 1941 from Marshall High School. In
her junior year of high school, she met “the new boy” in school, who became
the love of her life. She married Carlton “Bud” Schrader a year after they
graduated from high school and they celebrated their 71st anniversary on
September 5, 2013. Bud passed away on January 15, 2014.
Mavis and Bud
reared their four children, Gail, Nancy, Douglas (Linda), and Susan Vandiver
(Van) in Chesterton, Indiana where they spent 47 years of their married
life. They moved to Peachtree City, GA, where Susan and Gail lived. The last
five years of her life she lived with, and was lovingly and gently cared for
by Susan and Van. Just like Mavis had cared for her four children many years
before. Mavis was a member of Beta Gamma Upsilon Sorority, Junior Women’s
Club, Chesterton and Peachtree City United Methodist Church, and she was
poll volunteer in Chesterton. Mavis loved football and basketball, and
played contract bridge for all the years she lived in Chesterton. She
traveled the world with Bud and many of their dear friends.
Besides her four
children, she is survived by 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren;
sister, Elayne Self (Edward); brother-in-law, Robert Schrader (Shirley); and
a host of nieces and nephews.
She will be
remembered for her sweetness, delight in her family and many friends, and
for her huge heart. She set an amazing example for what a daughter, wife,
mother, and grandmother should be. We will miss you Mom.
A memorial service
will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Carmichael-Hemperley
Funeral Home, 135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, GA, 30269.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association, National
Office, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, FL 17, Chicago, IL, 60601.