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Jerry joined us in 1995 as a funeral assistant. He is retired after many years at Sauk Centre High School, mostly as principal.
He resides near Sauk Centre with his wife, Renee.
George has been a funeral assistant with us since 1997. He is retired from farming and previously served on the board of directors for Stearns Electric Cooperative.
He resides near Sauk Centre with his wife, Delores.
Rollie joined our staff as a funeral assistant in 2004, after working at the Brenny Funeral Homes in Albany and Holdingford for many years. He enjoys being a school bus driver.
He resides in Albany with his wife, Tillie.
Ralph has been a funeral assistant with us since 2014. He is retired from farming but is still active in the agricultural business.
He resides in Melrose with his wife, Linda.
Dan joined our staff as a funeral assistant in 2018. Dan and his wife, Char live near Meire Grove. They have three married children and six grandchildren.
Jonathan Scott Coltvet, age 41 of Sauk Centre, died Thursday, June 7, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, following an extensive open heart surgery.
Jon moved to Sauk Centre in September of 1988 to start his career as a funeral director with Schad Funeral Homes. Jon had the great pleasure of serving his whole career under the guidance of Bernie Schad and Pat Patton of Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, most recently as the manager of the Melrose funeral home.
Jon will be greatly missed by his wife, Sarah and son, Alex of Sauk Centre; parents, Sherman and Rachel Coltvet of Rochester; siblings, Elizabeth McGeeney (Jim) and niece, Anna of Rochester, Tim Coltvet (Maren) and niece, Linnea, and nephew, Anders of Plymouth, and Stephanie Coltvet of Minneapolis. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Nina Anderson of Blackduck; brothers-in-law, Steven Anderson (Kelly Fries) and nephews, Lukas and Reilly of St. Francis, Philip Anderson of Brownsville, Texas, Joseph Anderson (Julie Muller) and niece, Adrienne, and nephew, Max of Roseau; sister-in-law, Mary Anderson (Craig Cameron) and nephew, Elliot, and niece, Clara of Tenstrike; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Bernard J. "Bernie" Schad, age 80 of Melrose, died unexpectedly following a massive heart attack Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.
In 1966 Bernie and Mary moved to Melrose and he began serving the community and surrounding areas as their funeral director. He later expanded Schad Funeral Homes to include the funeral homes in Grey Eagle, Sauk Centre, and Freeport. In 1993 the funeral homes were sold to Pat and Sue Patton of Sauk Centre and Bernie continued to work until his retirement from full-time funeral directing in 1995. Over the past 16 years he had continued to work at the funeral home whenever he was needed, which included participating in the Annual Service of Remembrance held just the day before his death.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Schad of Melrose; four children, Julie (Mel) Schaefer of Melrose, Joe (Angela) Schad of Maple Grove, Mike (Kerry) Schad of West Yellowstone, Montana, and Patrick (Teresa) Schad of Melrose; ten grandchildren, Ben (Lane) Schaefer of Sauk Centre, Jillian (J.J.) Megge of South Lyon, Michigan, Jon (Jessica) Schaefer of St. Cloud, Joey (friend, Jenna Burns) Schaefer of St. Cloud, Tucker Landis of Minneapolis, Samantha Schad of Maple Grove, Mandy Lakso of Superior, Wisconsin, Kanika Lakso of West Yellowstone, Montana, Gracie and Logan Schad of Melrose; two great-grandsons, Jordan Schaefer and Tyson Lakso; six brothers and sisters, Mike (Marge) Schad of Grove City, Ohio, Jeanine Ryan of Rochester, Virginia (Dave) Carlson of St. Michael, Suzanne (Jim) Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah, Tom Schad of Burnsville, Loretta (John Hendrickson) Gosse of Bloomington.