Passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his wife, surrounded by the love of his family and friends on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Grand River Hospital, KW Health Centre. Hans was born 83 years ago in Kaposszeksco, Hungary, a son of the late Konrad and Elisabeth (Lemle) Schaadt.
Beloved husband of Susanna (Trautmann) Schaadt. Cherished father of Cynthia and husband Wolfgang Neumann, Nancy and husband Steve Clark, Richard Schaadt and wife Lisa. Loving grandfather to Christina (Flint), Erika, Kevin, Scott (Leah), Ryan, Daniel, Kelly, Deanna and Matthew and great-grandfather to Max. Hans is survived by his sister-in-law Katharina Kretschmann, sister Katie Gaibler and brother Philip (Lena) Schadt and their families. Predeceased by his brother and sister.
Hans immigrated from Germany in 1960 along with his extended family and bought the farm in New Hamburg. He loved the land he farmed. After retiring from his passion as a tool and die maker from Jamesway Incubator Co., he spent some of his happiest moments on his porch watching the sun go down. Hans was a long-time member of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kitchener and the Schwaben Club, Kitchener where he served as a past president. Hans also was a past president of the Canadian Dachverband der Donauschwaben.
Friends and relatives are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg on Monday, October 8, 2018 for a time of visitation from 3 – 7 p.m. A private family service will take place at a later date. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Cheques Accepted). Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca