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Margaret Schrad Returns to Iowa

When Margaret and “Boots” Schrad decided to buy a home in Fairfield Bay, their youngest daughter was in 6th grade, way back in 1977. Once the youngest was accepted at Lyons College in Batesville, that cleared the way for the Schrads to move south from Iowa in 1983 and begin to live their retirement dreams. They had fulfilled their parental obligations in raising all seven of their children to become happy and productive members of society. In all the years since then, Margaret Schrad has been enriching the lives of everyone she has come into contact with. Her bright smile and quiet unassuming presence among us will be greatly missed. When Margaret lost Boots, her friends were here to help her grieve that devastating loss. She has always lived her strong Catholic faith and never stopped sharing, giving and learning herself. Pictured here are just some of her many friends who wished her well at a pizza party at Jack’s, just before her 7 kids converged, packed her up and headed back to Iowa where she will live in a retirement community nearby to family and Iowa friends. Margaret plans to remain active and keep in touch with all of us here in the Bay. She hated to leave us, but her decision felt right to her to go back to Iowa at 91 years of age.

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