LeRoy Allen (Alan) Schad was born in Omaha, NE September 5, 1935 to Joseph Schad and Viola Webb. He died August 7, 2022 in Holyoke, CO at the age of 86 from Congestive Heart Failure
LeRoy married Joyce Menges August 13, 1960 in Wichita, KS Joyce died December 28, 2004.
LeRoy worked many jobs over the years including sheet metal work for the airline industry, TV and appliance repair for Gibson, Titus and Stafford in Great Bend, KS and as an electrician for Essex in Hoisington, KS from 1974-1994. He later worked at Walmart in Great Bend, KS retiring in 2005.
He entered the Army in 1958 and then the US Army Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1964. He served in Korea in 1959 and was a member of the 1st Calvary Division. He was a member of the American Legion in Great Bend, KS and in Holyoke, CO.
LeRoy was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Seward, KS and the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department in Hudson, KS.
One of his favorite things to do in his free time was to go camping and fishing. Every year he and Joyce would take the family to the lake for a camping adventure. There he taught them how to fish with bamboo fishing poles until they could handle a real fishing pole. Many times, these trips ended abruptly due to a heavy thunderstorm which would often flood the campsite. But he always enjoyed this time with his family.
He loved riding motorcycles and eventually talked Joyce in to riding with him. They joined the Central Kansas Road Riders in the 1990s and enjoyed many activities with them including Poker Runs.
In his later years he took up craft work and attended many craft shows in Kansas and Colorado. His began doing scroll saw projects which quickly became his favorite. He made many items to sell but also made personalized items for his children and grandchildren.
LeRoy attended high school at Subiaco Seminary Academy and graduated in 1954.