James E. ‘Jim’ Schrader, age 64 of Delphos, passed at 10:35 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born on December 31, 1955 in Lima, Ohio to the late Edward and Wilma Arnold Schrader. On March 8, 1975 he married T. Rene’ Clevenger, who survives in Delphos.
Mr. Schrader retired as a truck driver with Spartan Nash, was a member of the Teamsters Local
#908, and the Elida Immanuel Church. He was a master mechanic and jack of all trades. He enjoyed hunting at his cabin in southern Ohio and fishing in Florida where he ‘wintered’ the last several years with his wife. His biggest joy was his family, doing things with his grandchildren, and riding his ‘Harley’. Jim loved people and helping others. He will be lovingly remembered as being ‘Santa’ for over 20 years, all year long.
Also surviving are his 3 sons- James (Susan) Schrader of Delphos; Chad (Krista) Schrader of Delphos; Andy (Ali) Schrader of Elida; 5 grandchildren – Brittany, Kaden, Kendall, Morgan, and Judd; 4 sisters – Julie Conrad of MI; Sue Metcalf of Delphos; Linda McClure-Hammons of Ottoville; GiGi (Larry) Dodd of OR; and his twin brother – John Schrader of Delphos; and many granddogs.
Due to COVID, a celeberation of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be give to Toys 4 Tots, Elida Immanuel Church, TV 44, the Delphos Kiwanis Hometown Christmas, or the annual F.O.P. Cops and Kids.