Wanda Shrader, 93

Wanda Shrader, 93, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away at UnityPoint Health of Marshalltown, Iowa, on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be from 9:30 until service time at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be directed to the Military Wounded Warriors Project. For condolences or questions please visit: www.mitchellfh.com. Mitchell family Funeral Home is caring for Wanda and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Wanda M. Speas was born on August 17, 1934, in rural Ferguson, Iowa; she was the daughter of Edna (Faybelle) Zerbe and Burleigh Alford Speas. She grew up in the Laurel/ Ferguson area, graduating from the Laurel Consolidated High School with the class of 1943. On November 12, 1947, Wanda was united in marriage to Donald C Shrader at the Marshalltown Christian Church. Wanda was employed for a time at Marshalltown Manufacturing, Stone’s, Lloyds and Van Hook Restaurants, later working at American Optical Company for W.A. Kaufman, M.D., Angelo B. Barberi, M.D. and later for 28.5 years in the Marshall County Clerk’s Office, retiring from there in 1986 as deputy clerk. Wanda was a loving wife and homemaker. She loved to travel and help others in need and entertaining guests in her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Marshalltown and a longtime member of the Builders Bible Class.

Left to cherish Wanda’s memory are many nieces and nephews, as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

In death Wanda rejoins her husband, Donald; parents, Burleigh and Edna Speas; brothers, Cordis (Madelyn), Paul (Maxine), Ray (Betty) and Clyde (Glenna) Speas.