A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the service.
Donations may be made to the Lincoln Center in Stevens Point or to Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.
Gunderson Fitchburg Funeral & Cremation Care in Fitchburg assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.gundersonfh.com.
Mr. Schad was born in Hinsdale, Ill., a son of the late James A. and Marjorie (Carlton) Schad. He graduated from high school in Rockville Centre, N.Y., and later enrolled in the College of Forestry at the State University of New York in Syracuse.
He interrupted his studies to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from May 1951 until September 1952.
After returning to school and earning his paper technology degree, he was hired by Consolidated Papers as a chemist and relocated to Wisconsin Rapids.
He was married to Margaret Ann McCoy June 7, 1958, in Wisconsin Rapids. She died in November 2012.
In 1965 they moved to Stevens Point, where they lived until moving to Madison in 2010.
He spent his entire 38-year career with Consolidated Papers. Through a series of promotions and transfers within the company, he was named manager of the Wisconsin River Division in Whiting in 1972. He was the manager of the Kraft Division in Biron when he retired in 1992.
He was active in the Portage County community, serving on the board of directors for the United Way of Portage County, the Stevens Point YMCA, the Stevens Point Industrial Development Corporation and the Portage County Ice Age Trail. He was also a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and various local and national professional organizations.
He and his wife also took part in senior programming at the Lincoln Center and library in Stevens Point and the Attic Angel Community in Madison.
Survivors include one daughter, Susan (Greg), West Des Moines, Iowa; one son, Jay (Celia), Fitchburg; one sister, Marjorie Schad, Corvallis, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ann Westberg.