Dr. Richard E. “Doc” Schaede

Aug 28th, 1927 - Jan 30th, 2021

Burial:

Dr. Richard E. “Doc” Schaede

Dr. Richard E. Schaede, “Doc”, 93, a family practice physician for 48 years in the towns of Rantoul and Marion, Illinois, peacefully passed away at home on January 30, 2021.

Dr. Schaede was born August 28, 1927 in Thomasboro, IL, the son of Mayo and Opal (Hutchison) Schaede. He married his high school sweetheart, Marlene Coffey, on June 13, 1948 in Rantoul, IL and together they have shared over 72 years of marriage. She survives.

Dr. Schaede was a loving husband, father and especially loved being Papa. In addition to his wife, Marlene, he is survived by their three children; Pam(Marvin)Ideus, Rantoul, IL; Janet (Francis)Lim-Hing, Fayetteville, GA; Mark Schaede (Carol Mocaby), Marion,IL; 6 grandchildren-Lindsey(John)Ehler, Rachel (Jeremy)Einck, Dr. Bryan(Katy)Ideus, Dr. Krista Lim-Hing, Colton(Hannah)Schaede, and McKenzi Schaede; 4 great-grandchildren-Jameson Ehler, Camden and Mason Einck, and Karver Schaede;  Sisters- Beverly(Don)Funke and Donna(Donn)Zolman.  

Dr. Schaede was a 1945 graduate of  Rantoul Township High School, followed by one year of service in the Navy. He graduated in 1948 from the University of Illinois, Champaign Campus, with a Bachelor of Science degree. He completed his Doctorate in Medicine in 1953 at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus. He completed his Internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, followed by two years as a physician in the Air Force. His private practice began in 1957 in Rantoul and continued for 31 years of service to the community until 1986 when he moved to Marion, IL and practiced medicine for another 17 years. During his years of medical practice, Richard delivered over 3,000 babies. Dr. Schaede retired in 2003.

Dr. Schaede was an Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at the University Of Illinois School of Clinical Medicine, Urbana-Champaign 1972-1978 and an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Urbana-Champaign 1978-1986. Dr. Schaede was American Board of Family Practice certified and a member the Marion Memorial Hospital Board.

Dr. Schaede’s love for hunting and fishing prompted his move to Marion, Illinois. He, his wife and son ran D&M Hunting Club for thirty years. He was very active in conservation programs in southern Illinois, including Friends of Crab Orchard. Doc and Marlene also volunteered at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. He was an active member of Crab Orchard Waterfowl Association. Dr. Schaede was regarded as a thoughtful man with strong convictions and was considered a very strong “friend” of the Refuge.

Due to Covid restrictions, there will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held in Rantoul. Mitchell-Hughes funeral home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital. Memorials will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, PO Box 39, Marion, Illinois  62959.

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52 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Carol Mocaby

    From: , Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Your now walking the streets of Gold. Your Job here is done. You will be Truly missed.

  • Guest: Cissie Fosse

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Loved Dr Schaede he treated our family while he was a physician in Marion, even made him a few pies, he was a sweet Man U could see them out and he was always friendly, he will be missed

  • Guest: Janet Eason

    From: RANTOUL, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Dr. Schaede was a wonderful doctor. Always so kind and patient

  • Guest: Barb Lankford

    From: Saint Charles , Missouri

    Date: February 2, 2021

    He treated my Andrea when she was 7 months old and I was so thankful.. God bless you all.

  • Guest: William Lannom

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    My condolences to Marlene, Janet, Pam and Mark, as well as the entire Schaede family.

    Thank you Doc, for all the years of friendship, guidance, and encouragement. I’ll miss you my friend.

  • Guest: Katy Roberts Podagrosi

    From: Tifton, Georgia

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Doctor Schaede was a real treasure to the Rantoul community. He was such a good physician and deeply imbedded in the lives of citizens there. He served on the school board and contributed to the quality of the education through deep study of relevant issues Yet, he was a very humble man. God bless Marlene and the entire family

  • Guest: Juda Grounds

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Marlene, the two of you were truly blessed in having each other. My heart aches for you today. I pray you will find peace in knowing how many people loved DOC and you. I appreciated everything DOC did for my family during his time of medical service in Marion. He was an amazing man.

  • Guest: Tony Camillo

    From: Collinsville , Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    God Bless you Marlene, Mark and the D and M Family. God has an awesome hunting buddy now. I hope he doesn’t tell him what a poor shot Richard was.
    I love you Guys
    Tony Camillo

  • Guest: Janet Harris Halsey

    From: Atlanta, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Deepest sympathies to the Schaede families. Your precious memories will comfort you. His smile was always warm and sincere.

  • Guest: Debbie Stokes Fillenwarth

    From: Rantoul, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Everlasting gratitude to Dr Schaede for the exceptional care he gave to my entire family from the day we arrived in Rantoul in 1953. Prayers and comfort to Marlene and his family in their time of loss. He was the epitome of a doctor.

  • Guest: Lynn Glover

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    So sorry for the passing of Doc. Enjoyed my time working with him on projects for Friends of Crab Orchard and Delta Waterfowl.

  • Guest: Rosemarie Howerton

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Marlene: My sincere condolences are sent to you. You have lost a great husband and buddy. I know my life has been blessed by knowing Doc. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    May God be with you during this sad time.

  • Guest: Colleen Bogard

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Marlene and family, I am in Florida for the winter and just learned of Docs passing. My sincere sympathy to you. Dick and I had a tremendous respect for him. Dick really relied on Doc so much in the forming of the Friends group and his knowledge and leadership was so helpful in the things we have been able to ultimately accomplish. He would be so happy to know that we have been able to secure the $30,000 Wetland grant.

  • Guest: Loretta Chaney

    From: Rantoul, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Schaede’s passing. He was a wonderful doctor and person. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family!

  • Guest: Colleen Bogard

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Marlene and family, I am in Florida for the winter and just learned of Doc’s passing. My sincere sympathy to you. Dick and I had a tremendous respect and appreciation for him. He was so helpful to Dick on the Friends Board. He will be sorely missed. I know he would be so pleased that Friends have been able to secure that $30,000 Grant for the Wetlands Project. Colleen Bogard

  • Guest: Bob & Cheryl Trench

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Deepest sympathy to Marlene and her children on the death of this dear man, husband and father and Papa. He was a treasure for his family and for his community. May sweet memories of all that he was bring you peace and comfort.

  • Guest: Bill Phillips

    From: Rantoul, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Not only was he a wonderful Doctor,but a loving caring person.Would not buy a car unless it would run 100 miles an hour. Had a wonderful visit with him in our home this past June.

  • Guest: Mary Flesner

    From: Gifford, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    My very deepest sympathy to the Schaede family. He was my doctor in Rantoul for many years. He oft n would make me mad when he would jump me about my weight however, he always had my best interest at heart. I always enjoyed a visit with he and Marlene at the grandchildren’s weddings.

  • Guest: Molly Flesner

    From: Gifford, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    My very deepest sympathy to the Schaede family. He was my doctor in Rantoul for many years. He oft n would make me mad when he would jump me about my weight however, he always had my best interest at heart. I always enjoyed a visit with he and Marlene at the grandchildren’s weddings.

  • Guest: Molly Flesner

    From: Gifford, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    My very deepest sympathy to the Schaede family. He was my doctor in Rantoul for many years. He often would make me mad when he would jump me about my weight however, he always had my best interest at heart. I always enjoyed a visit with he and Marlene at the grandchildren’s weddings.

  • Guest: Carolyn Freeman Darling

    From: Clermont, Florida

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this wonderful man who shared his knowledge and talents with hundreds of patients and their families. He had a long, happy, and healthy life. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Vicki Lang

    From: Anna, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    It was an honor to know and volunteer with “Doc” at Crab Orchard NWR.
    My thoughts and prayers to the family, especially Marlene.

  • Guest: John and Lynn Hill

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Lots of love to the whole family. Doc was one of the best. Never met a finer man.

  • Guest: Alice Moore

    From: Mario , Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    My thoughts and prayers are with the families for peace and comfort. He was our family doctor up untill he retired. We thought the world of him. Rest in peace doc.

  • Guest: Lorraine Hayward

    From: Cobden, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    I was just talking about Doc the other day! Such great doctor with a great sense of humor! Peace be withnyou all during this time.

  • Guest: Bill

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 2, 2021

    Rest in peace Dr Schaede and God bless. Bill and Sue Hess

  • Guest: Allen Stumpf

    From: Round Mountain , Nevada

    Date: February 3, 2021

    Uncle Dick patched me and my brother up more times that I care remember. He used to say he put more than a spool of thread in each of us. Always had such an amazing out look on life. “Your back already, it’s not time to take out your stitches yet. Yet here you are needing more. What did you learn this time? It doesn’t matter what you want to do in life just try your hardest to be the best you can be” Such a positive force not only in my life but so many others. He truly was sent from heaven to work blessings on every person that he came in contact with. He will be missed. Happy hunting in the next life uncle.

  • Guest: Tommy & sue Baker

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    So sorry for your family’s loss he was excellent person I always enjoyed talking with him, your family’s are in our prayers

  • Guest: Laquetta Clark

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    Marlene Terry and I are so sorry to hear of Dr.Schaede passing our condolences to you and your family

    Terry&Laquetta Clark

  • Guest: Ron Walls

    From: marion, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    I owe my life to Marlene and Dr. Schaede. Went to visit their office one day and Marlene said you don’t look good. Set down, Dr. Schaede is on the farm and I’m calling him in. She called and he quickly responded. His diagnosis led to two open heart surgeries and near death. Still living today thanks to this dear pair of giants.

    Love,

    Reverend R. G. Walls

  • Guest: Craig W Furry

    From: Edwardsville, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    As a physician working in the ER, I would call Dr. Schaede about one of his patients. Not only would he know who I was calling him about, he would know what medications this person was taking and allergies they may have. His patients were lucky to have such a wonderful physician taking care of them.

  • Guest: Wooters Family

    From: Rantoul, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    The family grew up with Dick as our family doctor and friend. Went to school with his kids and shared many experiences as family, friends and patients. Missed him when he went South.

    Our condolences to the family – you are still part of our lives.

  • Guest: Mary Jo McCurdy

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    My prayers are with you! What a wonderful person!

  • Guest: Kate Donahue

    From: Mahomet, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    Lots of Love to the Family

  • Guest: Pat Walsh

    From: Rantoul, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    He was our family doctor in Rantoul till he moved. He will be missed. He lived a long live taking care of many families.

  • Guest: Larry and Ann Moore

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    Doc was a such a kind hearted, Christian man, who helped all with whom he came in contact. He will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers and condolences are with you Marlene and your family .

  • Guest: Marlene Weaver

    From: Marion, Il, Illinois

    Date: February 3, 2021

    He was a wonderful doctor and friend. He will be greatly missed.

  • Guest: Dixie Handel

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 4, 2021

    Prayers and comfort to Mrs. Schaede at this time. So awesome that Marlene and Dr. Schaede were able to spend so many years together. They were a beautiful couple. They both had infectious cheery dispositions. I missed them when they retired from their practice in Marion. His prognoses were always spot on. Just the other day I was remembering his advice once again on how to take care of myself. Fondly remembered.

  • Guest: Larry and Carol Koehler

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 4, 2021

    Marlene, I think you know how much we think of you and Doc Schaede. Doc was not only our personal doctor but my good friend as well. Doc took our son Kory on his first goose hunt where Kory shot his first goose. Doc was among the finest of the doctors I called on as a pharmaceutical rep. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Bryson, Soyeon Belvito

    From: Mukilteo , Washington

    Date: February 4, 2021

    We only met you one time three years ago. But for us it was very good memory…. Rest In Peace. We will keep pray for you and Your whole family…

  • Guest: Dennis and Cindy Mohro

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 4, 2021

    Praying for you, Marlene during these difficult days. Dr. Schaede was such an amazing doctor. He kept current on medical issues but held on to his old school small town ways. Never too busy to listen, explain or teach. One-of-a-kind! So thankful to have had him for our dr.

  • Guest: Dennis and Cindy Mohr

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 4, 2021

    Praying for you, Marlene, during these difficult days. Dr. Schaede was such an amazing doctor. He kept current on medical issues but kept his old school small town ways. Never too busy to listen, explain, or teach. One of a kind! So thankful to have had him for our dr.

  • Guest: Glenn Lancaster

    From: Henderson , Kentucky

    Date: February 5, 2021

    He will be missed so very much. One of the most humble man I have ever seen. A true friend and sportsman. May God give his family courage and peace in the coming days.

  • Guest: Rudy Pribble

    From: Sebring, Florida

    Date: February 6, 2021

    What a great man he was Gods gift to the Rantoul area for many years and now God will take care of him.

  • Guest: Clinton J Mohr, MD

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 6, 2021

    He will be missed. Dr Schaede was my doctor when I was growing up and when I was in college I got to spend a little time shadowing him in the office. It wasn’t anything formal but it made quite an impression. He and Dr Coy Fitch (from my residency) are the two doctors I have used as models for the way I approach medicine and patients.
    After I returned to the area and began practicing Dr Schaede told me that he was proud of me for making it through and then coming back home.
    The one piece of advice he gave me was to never become complacent in practice. He told me that the patients deserved better than that. He was a true gentleman and one of the last of a very noble kind.

  • Guest: William D. Youngerman

    From: Champaign, Illinois

    Date: February 6, 2021

    I began practicing otolaryngology (ENT) in Champaign in 1973 and saw patients referred by Dr. Schaede until he moved to Marion. When he was referring a patient he would take the time to call me and we would discuss the patient’s problem. As a specialist, a call from Dr.Schaede, the patient’s family physician, was frequently very helpful. He was always concerned and acted in the best interest of his patients. It was a pleasure and an honor to have worked with him.

  • Guest: Greg & Donna Walters

    From: Murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: February 6, 2021

    I was sadden by the news of “DOC” Schaede’s passing,my deepest sympathy goes out to Marlene
    and Family.I met the Schaede family back in late 70’s
    early 80’s through the Funke family they always made me feel as family in their home. GOD Bless All.

  • Guest: Ronnie and Nancy Ideus

    From: St. Joseph , Illinois

    Date: February 7, 2021

    Ronnie and I were so sad to hear of Dr. Schaede’s passing. He touched so many lives and never knew a stranger. Sending all our love and sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family🙏🏻

  • Guest: Dwight and Betty McCurdy

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 8, 2021

    Sorry to loose our good neighbor.Prayers for you Marlene and family. May you feel God’s peace and comfort as you work through your loss…Love and prayers….❤🙏

  • Guest: Paul and Marianna Wolters

    From: Rantoul, Illinois

    Date: February 8, 2021

    We are sorry to learn of the passing of Dr. Schaede. We were proud to be considered one of his friends. We admired everything he accomplished and stood for. Our sincere sympathy.

  • Guest: Louise Bratzel

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 10, 2021

    Sorry to hear about the passing of aDoc. Always enjoyed talking with Doc and hearing his hunting stories. Prayers and thoughts are Doc’s family.

  • Guest: Beth Key

    From: THOMASBORO, Illinois

    Date: February 14, 2021

    Doc was a wonderful man. We talk of him often and I was one of the many babies he delivered. We missed him when they moved to southern illinois but my parents visited he and Marlene.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
    Betty Chumbley
    Beth(Chumbley) and Mel Key