Wilda Schrag

Wilda Stauffer Schrag, 99, of Toledo, Ohio, died Aug. 2, 2021, at Ebied Hospice Residence. She was a resident at Maple Crest Assited Living in Bluffton prior to suffering a stroke. She was born March 4, 1922, to Henry and Sophie (Zimmerman) Stauffer in Milford, Neb.

After graduating from Milford High School, she attended Hesston College in Kansas. She graduated from La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing in Colorado in 1945. She worked as a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years, beginning in obstetrics and then in geriatric care in both Illinois and Kansas. She was director of nursing for 14 years at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, rural Chenoa, Ill.

While studying at Hesston College, she met David Schrag. They were married Nov. 7, 1945, at her parents’ home in Milford.

She was committed to a life of service throughout her career as a nurse and her lifetime membership in the local and worldwide Mennonite church. She and David served in volunteer activities throughout their marriage, including two years with Mennonite Central Committee in Paraguay.

Survivors include three daughters, Anita (George) Lehman of Bluffton, Christine (Dan) Diener of Goshen, Ind., and Jana (Rusty) Schopp of Bloomington, Ill.; two sons, Mark (Nancy) Schrag of Homer, Alaska, and Scott Schrag of Moundridge, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Maxine Schrag of Moundridge; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David, on April 15, 2005; eight siblings and a grandson.


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