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Margie Schnadt

Published January 18,2024

Obituary's Biography:

Margie Schnadt (nee Stupey), age 100, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2024 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond Schnadt, and the devoted mother of Thomas Schnadt (Debbie Pregracke), Bonnie (Rick) Brayton, and Clarence (Hilary Ward) Schnadt.  She was the cherished grandmother of Erica (Paul) Kolodziej, Timothy Brayton, and Emily (Mike) Blong and great-grandmother (“GG”) of Lila, Grace, and Charlotte Kolodziej.  She was a loving aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Margie was born on April 13, 1923 as the fifth of thirteen children of David and Gertrude Stupey in Highland Park, Illinois and was the last surviving sibling. She was the great-granddaughter of Francis Stupey, whose log cabin remains in downtown Highland Park.

As a young woman, Margie began working for Illinois Bell as an operator and quickly progressed to the rank of supervisor.  On January 26, 1944 she married Raymond Schnadt of Northbrook, Illinois.  He preceded her in death in 1997, and the family is pleased to think of them as reunited for the 80th anniversary of their wedding.

Margie and Ray Schnadt began their married life in Northbrook, where Tom was born.  In 1952, they built a house on McCraren Road in Highland Park.  This became home to a growing family as Bonnie and later Clarence (aka “Corky”) were born.

Margie juggled work and family until Corky was born.  Then she devoted all her time to raising her family, growing a garden, and walking.  However, when Ray was disabled in a 1967 construction accident, she returned to work at Illinois Bell to support her family until she retired in 1990.

Margie was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Highland Park and later of Faith Lutheran Church of Lake Forest.  She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.  Margie’s passions included family, walking, gardening, crossword and word search puzzles, and Tony Bennett, whom she met at Ravinia in 2001 and 2004.

A celebration of Margie’s life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045.  Visitation will begin at 10 am, followed by a funeral service at 11 am.  The funeral service will be livestreamed.  Visit https://www.youtube.com/@FaithLutheranChurch and click on “live.” There will be an interment service at the Northshore Garden of Memories in North Chicago immediately following the funeral.  Lunch back at Faith Lutheran Church will conclude the event.  Memorial contributions to Faith Lutheran Church are deeply appreciated.

One reply on “Margie Schnadt”

  1. What a lovely and interesting biography. She sounds wonderful. I am sorry I never met her, but her son, Corky, and daughter in law, Hilary are wonderful people who I am sure she was proud of.

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