John Schrag

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John Schrag

Moundridge - John D. Schrag was born to Paul J. and Esther Schroeder Schrag on April 26, 1953. He passed away at the age of 68 on November 11, 2021.

John was born in Newton, KS but was a lifelong resident of Moundridge, KS.

John was raised on the family farm southwest of Moundridge. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was for work or play. John attended Liberty grade school in rural Moundridge and was in the last graduating 8th grade class in 1967. He graduated from Moundridge High School in 1971, where he enjoyed playing football and custom wheat harvesting in the summers. John was an active member and past president of the Mid-Kansas Mustang Club.

John married Debra Willis on September 2, 1973 and of that marriage was born three children; Derek, Pamela, and Jerol. John, along with his brother-in-law Gail, built the house he would eventually live in for over 45 years. He later married Sharon Crain on October 12, 1991. She survives of the home. John thoroughly enjoyed watching his kids and later his grandkids sporting and musical events. He also spent thousands of hours working on classic cars, going to (and dragging his young kids to) car shows and having booths at swap meets, where he could sell and purchase car parts. His favorite cars were the classic muscle cars of the late 60's and early 70's. His very first car was a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I (candyapple red, of course).

During high school, John also attended Salina Vo-Tech in their automotive mechanics class. After graduating high school and working a brief stint at Mid Kansas COOP, John worked for over 40 years at the Bradbury Company in Moundridge as a precision machinist. John took great pride in the work that he performed. He was able to retire early at the age of 62 and took advantage of the extra time to spend with his grandchildren.

John is survived by his spouse, Sharon, of Moundridge; his children, Derek (Shannon) Schrag of Wichita, Pamela Friess of Mulvane and Jerol (Becky) Schrag of Hesston; siblings Jo & Gail Arrowsmith, Newton, Jane & Art Childs, Hutchinson, Jeanette & Dohn Fast, Hutchinson, and Jerry Schrag, Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his loving parents.

Graveside service will be 10:30am, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Mound Township Cemetery, one mile west of Moundridge. Visitation will be from 3:00pm-7:30pm on Monday, November 15 at Moundridge Funeral Home with family present 6:00pm-7:30pm. Memorial donations are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be sent to Moundridge Funeral Home, PO Box 410, Moundridge, KS 67107, or given online at www.lovetotherescue.org .

Posted online on November 13, 2021

Published in McPherson Sentinel

Obituaries in McPherson, KS | McPherson Sentinel

John Schrag

Moundridge Funeral Home

John Schrag

Moundridge - John D. Schrag was born to Paul J. and Esther Schroeder Schrag on April 26, 1953. He passed away at the age of 68 on November 11, 2021.

John was born in Newton, KS but was a lifelong resident of Moundridge, KS.

John was raised on the family farm southwest of Moundridge. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was for work or play. John attended Liberty grade school in rural Moundridge and was in the last graduating 8th grade class in 1967. He graduated from Moundridge High School in 1971, where he enjoyed playing football and custom wheat harvesting in the summers. John was an active member and past president of the Mid-Kansas Mustang Club.

John married Debra Willis on September 2, 1973 and of that marriage was born three children; Derek, Pamela, and Jerol. John, along with his brother-in-law Gail, built the house he would eventually live in for over 45 years. He later married Sharon Crain on October 12, 1991. She survives of the home. John thoroughly enjoyed watching his kids and later his grandkids sporting and musical events. He also spent thousands of hours working on classic cars, going to (and dragging his young kids to) car shows and having booths at swap meets, where he could sell and purchase car parts. His favorite cars were the classic muscle cars of the late 60's and early 70's. His very first car was a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I (candyapple red, of course).

During high school, John also attended Salina Vo-Tech in their automotive mechanics class. After graduating high school and working a brief stint at Mid Kansas COOP, John worked for over 40 years at the Bradbury Company in Moundridge as a precision machinist. John took great pride in the work that he performed. He was able to retire early at the age of 62 and took advantage of the extra time to spend with his grandchildren.

John is survived by his spouse, Sharon, of Moundridge; his children, Derek (Shannon) Schrag of Wichita, Pamela Friess of Mulvane and Jerol (Becky) Schrag of Hesston; siblings Jo & Gail Arrowsmith, Newton, Jane & Art Childs, Hutchinson, Jeanette & Dohn Fast, Hutchinson, and Jerry Schrag, Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his loving parents.

Graveside service will be 10:30am, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Mound Township Cemetery, one mile west of Moundridge. Visitation will be from 3:00pm-7:30pm on Monday, November 15 at Moundridge Funeral Home with family present 6:00pm-7:30pm. Memorial donations are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be sent to Moundridge Funeral Home, PO Box 410, Moundridge, KS 67107, or given online at www.lovetotherescue.org .

Posted online on November 13, 2021

Published in McPherson Sentinel