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Max Arlen Schrader Sr.

Max Arlen Schrader Sr. of Mobile, Arizona, passed away on April 4, 2019 at the age of 84.  The medical examiner has noted his date of death as April 13, 2019, the day he was found.

His final footsteps were through the desert he loved for 45 years, succumbing to dehydration from the Arizona sun on his trek home.

Max was born August 19, 1934, in Logansport, IN.  He joined the Navy at 17 where he worked as a boiler tech on the U.S.S. Hyman.  He shared many stories of his adventures.  He married the love of his life, Ione Peters, in 1957.  Together they had 11 beautiful children. Over the years he worked as a millwright, house mover, furniture refinisher & security guard. Max and his wife ran Schrader’s Picket Post thrift store in Maricopa for several years.  The family moved over time residing in IN, CA & landing in AZ in 1972.  At age 56 he suffered with Spinal Meningitis and lost his hearing being diagnosed deaf. Max was an honorary Arizona Ranger, proudly sworn in October 2013.  He was a prankster and never turned down a game of cards, checkers, chess or any game. He had a witty sense of humor that entertained those around him.  Max was famous for the stash of butterscotch candy he kept in his pocket. The grandchildren could always count on him to sneak them a piece. There was never a doubt about how much he loved his family.

Max Schrader Sr. is survived by his Children: Max A. Schrader Jr., Theresa A. Berglund, Daniel L. Schrader, Tina I. Ladd, Pamala M. Schrader, Edmon A. Schrader, Violet W. Weekes, and Lou M. Schrader, 38 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and their families.

Preceded in death by Wife: Ione F. Schrader. Children: Charles L. Schrader, Herman J. Schrader, William (Bill) J. Schrader. Parents: Charles & Violet Schrader. Siblings: Violet Mae Leonard, JoAnn Hunt, Elaine Moore, Charles (Bud) Schrader, Ruth Wilson & George Schrader.

Memorial Services will be held April 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm Church address: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 45235 W. Honeycutt Ave. Maricopa, AZ  85139

Interment will immediately follow at the Schrader Family Cemetery: 9534 W. Schrader Lane Maricopa, AZ  85139



  • Penny Bierman Posted April 16, 2019 5:02 PM

    Rest In Peace and Thank You For Your Service Max

  • Gerry Linton Posted April 16, 2019 5:13 PM

    Rest in peace Max, thank you for your service.

  • Pamela Buyense Posted April 16, 2019 5:42 PM

    Rest in peace and God Bless

  • Patricia and James Lucas Posted April 16, 2019 6:10 PM

    To all the family our condolences may he RIP

  • Angie Garcia Posted April 16, 2019 6:18 PM

    May your soul rest eternally Max with the loved ones you now rejoice with! You were so loved by many… RIP❤ and thank you for your service!

  • Christine Hague Posted April 16, 2019 6:23 PM

    Rest in peace Max. Looks like Tristan and Jace both have grandfather’s named Max. He was a very handsome man.

  • Jennifer Mattos Posted April 16, 2019 8:21 PM

    Love you so much Uncle Max.

  • Nancy Rollins Posted April 17, 2019 5:45 AM

    Rest In Peace, Max

  • Blanca Bandin-Duarte & Family Posted April 17, 2019 7:26 PM

    Rest in peace Sir. Sending our condolences to Violet W., and all the family. Prayers for strength and comfort to all. ❤️️

  • Ken and Pattie Skousen Posted April 17, 2019 8:51 PM

    Our love to your family. May the Lord bless you during this time. Ken and Pattie Skousen

  • Steven and Shellie Snow Posted April 17, 2019 9:31 PM

    We’re sorry for your loss but believe he is happily reunited with his sweet Ione and other family members who passes ahead of him.

  • Polly Posted August 10, 2019 9:13 AM

    I had the great pleasure of getting to know Max as a teller who frequently assisted him in the local Credit Union he banked at. Max always had a sense of humor and a joke to tell. Rest in Peace Max!

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