Clarence Clinton "Cutter" Schade, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Lutheran Home.
He was born Oct. 25, 1915, at Jackson, son of Conrad and Maria L. Engelhart Schade. Clarence graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School and Jackson High School and attended Cape Girardeau Business College.
Clarence married DeLoma M. Moore Oct. 20, 1946, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, by the Rev. Walter Keisker. They lived in Jackson until 1959 when they moved to Cape Girardeau.
Clarence served four years in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, two and a half years in the European Theatre. While in England, he attended the RAF Code and Cypher School at Oxford, being billeted in a private home in Oxford during the 12-week course. He was a member of VFW.
Clarence worked in the men's clothing business 50 years. He owned Schade's Men's Wear in Jackson and Cape Girardeau for many years. After retiring from the clothing business, he was an officer and active member of "Friends of the Public Library."
Clarence was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He served as a member and officer of numerous boards and its Men's Club.
He is survived by two sons, Stephen of Mount Prospect, Ill., David and wife Pam and grandsons Adam and Brent of St. Louis; and a brother, Gilbert of St. Louis.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters, Dorathea and Irene who died in infancy; and five brothers, Herbert, Ruben, Ben, Leo and Arthur.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, with military rites conducted by VFW Post 3838 and Missouri Honors Team.
Memorials requested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Cape Public Library.