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October 29, 1936 - June 1, 2019

Funeral Service Date
June 6, 2019
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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William D. Shrader, 82, a good and faithful servant, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2019, at PRMC, Fort Wayne.

Bill was born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 29, 1936. He earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville in 1959 and 1960. He loved his Cardinals and remained a steadfast Louisville fan his entire life.

He joined the faculty of Indiana Tech in 1960 and in 1970 was awarded a sabbatical to obtain a doctorate degree. He earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1972. Returning to Indiana Tech, he was promoted to Full Professor of Civil Engineering and held various academic positions, including Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department, Dean of Engineering, and Academic Dean. He retired in 2004 after 44 years of service and was awarded the status of Professor Emeritus.

He was a Registered Professional Engineer and a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, having served as President of the Indiana section in 1967. He also served as an engineering consultant for a number of public and private works.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Jo Ann (Hulsmeyer) Shrader, three daughters, Christina M. Buchan (Bruce), Cathleen M. Shrader (James P. Fenton), and Cynthia M. Conway (Joseph), three grandchildren, Callahan J., Erin S., and Renny M. Conway, his beloved dog (and eating companion) Murphy, as well as dear friends and extended family.

Preceding him in death were parents Edward C. and Nora A. (Connaughton) Shrader, a sister, Mary Jo Shrader, and a brother, Dr. Edward C. Shrader.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 (viewing one hour prior) at St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, his friend Rev. Robert D’Souza officiating. Visitation is Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the rosary at 4 p.m. at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to the Virginia Talarico Scholarship Fund at St. Jude School or the Allen County SPCA. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

rosary at 4 pm

Visitation Date

June 5, 2019

Visitation Time

04:00 pm – 07:00 pm

Additional Info

rosary at 4 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Jude Catholic Church-Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-484-6609

Address: 2155 Randallia Fort Wayne IN, 46805

Service Date: June 5, 2019

Service Time: 4:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

June 6, 2019

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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