Keith L. Schrader, 85 of Three Rivers, passed away November 18, 2020 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

Keith was born in Three Rivers on March 4, 1935, a son of Elmer and Hazel (Bohm) Schrader. He graduated from Centreville High School in 1953. After high school, he went on to serve in the Army National Guard.

On October 9, 1976, he married Beverly (Pheils) Hensley at the Centreville United Methodist Church. He retired from the Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant, after working for 30+ years. He enjoyed playing golf, going bowling, watching his grandkids play sports, and traveling with Beverly. He was formerly a member of the Centreville Fire Department.

Keith is survived by his wife Beverly Schrader of Three Rivers; children Julie (James) Evans of Sturgis, Jeffrey Schrader of White Pigeon, George (Brenda) Schrader of South Haven, and Michele “Miki” Bender of Elkhart; step children Scott Hensley of Indianapolis, Michelle (Jeff) Todd of Three Rivers, and Sandra (Tom) Capps of South Haven; grandchildren Libby (Mike Hoonhorst) Evans, Caitlin Evans, Douglas (Jesseca) Schrader, George (Whitney) Schrader Jr., Stephanie Schrader, Tony Schrader, Brian (Claudine) Wheeler, Samantha Wheeler, Danielle (Devon) Charmichael, Thomas Capps, Ryan Capps, Kyle (McKayla) Todd, Carly (Tyler) Carpenter, and Sam Todd; several great grandchildren; niece and nephews; and brother-in-law Frank Pheils (Gail McClish).

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jean Schrader, son Jeffery Schrader, stepgrandson Nicholas Dean Hensley, sister and brother-in-law Marjorie (Jim) Silman, and sister-in-law Janet Pheils.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 23 at 1 p.m. at Prairie River Cemetery in Centreville, with Pastor Dave Peterson, Centreville Baptist Church, officiating. Current COVID-19 restrictions will be followed and masks are required. Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Home, Centreville. Memorial contributions can be given to St. Joseph County Animal Control c/o United Way. Please visit to sign Keith’s online guestbook and to leave messages for the family.

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