Earl James Schaad

November 25, 2023
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Earl Schaad Obituary

Obituary for Earl Schaad                                          

Earl James Schaad, son of God, died on Nov. 25, at the age of 97, surrounded by his family in his home.   Born April 8, 1926  to the late John and Philomena (Strahler) Schaad, Earl and his siblings were raised during the depression by their widowed mother, when Earl was 2.

Earl graduated from Windsor High School, Stockport.  Upon graduation he was drafted into the US army and proudly served his country during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Upon his return home, Earl met the love of this life, Dorothy Anne Schmidt. They married in 1948, and had 14 children.

Earl loved the Lord, family, friends, country, and was passionate about the land and the role of the farmer and his responsibility for providing our nation with the God given resources we have under our feet. He lived out what he believed in: prayer, righteousness, truth, integrity, dignity of hard work, and the sanctity of life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy of 64 years, Michael  (son), Joshua Stephen Schaad (grandson),  Michael Plummer & Ron Kimbrel (sons-in-law).  Brothers: Louis, John (Margaret ),  & Donald (Barbara).  Sisters: Mildred (Harold)  Offenberger, Mary Margaret (Bernard Schlicher), Eloise (Robert) Delaney, and Sister Joseph Aloysius (Helen).

Earl is survived by Carol Patterson (sister-in-law), his children: Christopher, Allana (John) Salimbene, Theresa Kimbrel, James, Paul, Joe (Janice), Daniel, William (Janet), Robert (Margaret), Carolyn Plummer, Sarah (Thomas) Seeke, Frank (Susan), & Patrick.  32 Grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, 9 great, great grandchildren, and dozens of nieces & nephews.

Earl was a proud member of NFO (National Farmers Organization), where he served as President in Morgan & later Washington Counties for 20+ years, as well as NFO’s State Board for 10 years.  He was an honorary member of The American Legion.  He was the recipient of multiple awards and has been recognized as a stalwart in his community.

Calling Hours:   St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Hall, 309 7th St., Beverly  on Tues., Dec. 5:  2-8pm. Rosary at 7:30.  Funeral Mass: Wednesday, Dec. 6:  11:00 am. 

The family wishes to thank the Hospice team, friends, and church community for their dear care and love.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary’s House, P O Box 1005 Beverly, OH 45715. ( or Disabled Veterans , P O Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (

McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly is in charge of the arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting



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December 5, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Bernard Church Hall
Seventh Street
Beverly, Ohio 45715

Funeral Mass
December 6, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church
7th. St.
Beverly, Ohio 45715


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