Melinda Schrader


June 29, 1958 - June 9, 2018


Melinda Schrader, 59, Mitchell, SD formerly of Emery, SD died Saturday, June 9, at her home under the care of hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 15, from 12:00 to 8:00 pm with a Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. A private interment will be in the Emery Community Cemetery.

Melinda Schrader was born June 29, 1958 to Milton and Lovella (Triebwasser) Schrader and was raised on her parents’ farm near Emery. After graduating from Emery High School she worked at Sencore in Sioux Falls for several months.  Then she helped in her parents' farming operation and Amsoil business for several years, along with working as secretary for First Baptist Church in Emery.  For two and a half years she worked at Syncom Technologies in Mitchell. The past 23 years she was employed by Mitchell Manufacturing.

She had an eye for decorating and enjoyed working with plants and flowers in her yard. She also enjoyed spending time on her parents’ farm, making trips to Texas to visit her sister, and attending and hosting gatherings of the extended family.  She faced the stages of declining health with grace and acceptance, knowing a home in Heaven was assured because her faith was in her Savior Jesus Christ. She accepted Christ in 1968 and was baptized and became a member of First Baptist Church of Emery in 1969.

She will be greatly missed by her parents, Milton and Lovella Schrader, of rural Emery, a sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Tim Hansen of Alamo, TX, and by nieces and nephew Rashelle, Danica and Dustin and their families in Texas and Oklahoma, her godson Tyler Arend of Summit, SD, also by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and by her beloved Siamese Meeko. 


Friday, June 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Friday, June 15, 2018
7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Milton and Lovella Schrader on June 18, 2018

Dear Daughter Melinda. Your Mom & Dad will soon be meeting you in Heaven too. Yes God chose you before us. Heaven is a better place. No more morphine to numb the pain or oxygen to help you breathe. Miss you. So does Meeko. But we’ll be OK until we see you again.

Thank you Hospice team. You helped heir slip quietly into heaven. Thank you all for your words of comfort and prayer. We love you
Posted by Janell (Jucht) Christiansen on June 17, 2018
You have my thoughts and prayers as you journey through this difficult time of losing your special loved one. We have a precious hope of being one day reunited. In Sympathy Janell
Posted by Nortia Gour on June 16, 2018
Glenda and Tim, Milton and Lavella, Not much more can be said than what is written above. You know I've prayed with you through this very hard journey and I know the pain and sorrow of losing a loved one, so just know you continue to be in my prayers as you process the pain and sorrow that comes with the grieving - even when we know that loved one is happy and whole in the presence of out Savior, Jesus Christ. Wish I could give you a comforting hug, but Jesus can do a much better act of hugging and holding you close in comfort than I ever could.
Posted by Linda Unruh on June 14, 2018
"Jesus said: I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." John 11:25
Dear Mr and Mrs Schrader, Glenda and Tim, We are deeply saddened by Melinda's passing. You are in our prayers. May God comfort you and give you His peace.
Posted by Joanne Lamphear on June 12, 2018
May your friends bring you comfort and God bring you peace in the lost of your sister Melinda. My prayers are for you and your family.
Posted by Deb Heitzman on June 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss. You have the great joy of seeing and being reunited someday. Take one day at a time as you mourn her passing
Posted by Jim and Becky Gales on June 12, 2018
“I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it some day for a crown.” How happy Melinda must be!! Prayers for comfort for you as you mourn and will miss her until you see her again. Hugs.
Posted by Janie Golder on June 12, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your daughter Melinda! Sympathy to all...hugs!!
Posted by Roxanne Baxter on June 11, 2018
Melinda was such a strong person because of her faith in God. It seems that there is very little anyone can say or do to ease the loss of one who meant so very much to her family and friends but may you find some comfort knowing there are many hearts that understand and care. God's speed my friend
Posted by Charlie and Elsbeth Jordan on June 11, 2018
We take comfort by having witnessed the loving care given to Melinda by her family, and know that she is now rejoicing at home with God's family.
Posted by Jo Summers on June 11, 2018
My sincere sympathy for your loss.
Posted by Wally & Jane Morillo on June 11, 2018
Mr. &. Mrs. Schrader, Glenda & Tim, Our condolences on the home going of your daughter and sister. You’ll have done such a commendable job with so much love, taking care of your loved Melinda. May you continue to have peace & comfort in our LORD. We are so glad she had trusted Christ as her personal Savour and is now experiencing being in the presence of the LORD. God’s blessings to you’ll. You’ll are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Sharon Hartnagel on June 11, 2018
I didn’t know you very well, but did know that you loved the Heavenly Father and serving Him. As we grieve our loss, we rejoice in your gain. We’ll soon all gather around His Throne.
Posted by Vern & Dawn Schrader on June 11, 2018
Thanks for being a real person. Thanks for all memories growing up together. Hope you enjoy Heaven and will see you soon. Vern
Posted by Nadine Warner on June 11, 2018
Thinking of you all at this time and you are in my prayers.
Posted by Glenda Hansen on June 11, 2018
If any of the medical team read this, you were so wonderful, so caring. Thank you Doctors Reynan, Naegele, Deeb, staff at Avera Cancer Institute and Avera Hospice Care. All of you are appreciated so very much.
Sister, I'm expecting you to scope out Heaven and show me around. First of all, we'll worship at Jesus' feet, our source of Eternal Life. Love you, miss you.
Posted by Rosann Swyter on June 11, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your daughter,Melinda. May you find comfort in knowing she is now in a much better place and without pain and suffering. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go thru this difficult time. Cherish the good memories.
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