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Funeral services for Henry Herman "Smokey" Schrader, Jr., 81, of Bellville,
were held Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 10 a.m. from St. John Lutheran Church in
Bellville with the Rev. Jennie Jones and the Rev. David Henske
co-officiating. Interment was at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville.
Pallbearers serving were Kelly Schrader, Kris Schrader, Justin Schrader,
Jody Lightfoot, John Ness and Aaron Teltschik.
Henry Herman "Smokey" Schrader, Jr., was born in the Coshatte Community,
Austin County, son of Henry Herman Schrader, Sr., and Annie Hold Schrader.
He was baptized Feb. 28,1926 and confirmed on April 2,1939, at St. John
Lutheran Church, Bellville.
He attended Coshatte Elementary School and Bellville High School, Blinn
College in Brenham and Houston Community College.
After graduating high school, he worked for his father and neighbors doing
farm work.
On Jan. 4, 1945, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and discharged Sept. 9,
1946, as a Tech 4 Sergeant.
On Feb. 19, 1948, he married Meta L. Hohlt at St. John Lutheran Church in
Bellville. To this union were born two sons, Charles and Glen. Meta died on
April 3, 1960.
On Aug. 22, 1961, he married Genelle Holland Cozzens, who died July 1, 2000,
after 38 years of marriage.
Henry taught Sunday school and served two terms on the church council,
managed a Little League baseball team, was a charter member of the Bellville
Little League Association. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad as
mechanical foreman after 38 years of service. He also worked in the Austin
County Tax Collector's office for three years.
Henry retired to the farm where he was born and raised and was engaged in
raising cattle. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church; Coshatte
Agriculture Society, where he was a past president; Bellville Masonic Lodge,
where he is past Worshipful Master.
He is survived by one brother, Leon of Teague; sons, Charles a d his wife
Yolanda of Groves and Glen and his wife Elizabeth of Bellville; seven
grandchildren, Shandi Teltschik, Justin Schrader, Kelly Schrader, Kris
Schrader, Lucy Ness, Jody Lightfoot and Alyssa Milne, four great
grandchildren Charley Ann Teltschik, Ethan Lightfoot, Brittany Kieke and
Cullen Schrader and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Henry Herman Schrader, Jr. and Annie
Schrader, wife Meta, wife Genelle, four brothers Owen, William, Herbert and
Monroe Schrader and one stepson, Tom Cozzens.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 N.
Holland, Bellville, Texas 77418 or Coshatte Agricultural Society, 5712 Smith
Road, Bellville, Texas 77418.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels in
Posted by Joy Neely


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