Funeral Services for Cyril Schrage, age 73, of Clearwater, NE, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater, NE with Father John Norman, Officiating. Burial will be at St. Theresa’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church and Wake at 2:00 p.m. Cyril passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Omaha. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to family at
In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the family to go towards educational scholarship fund
Cyril John Schrage was born on May 18th, 1945 to Claude & Josephine (Thiele) Schrage at the farm in Clearwater, Nebraska. Cyril graduated high school from St. John Vianney Seminary in Elkhorn, NE in 1963. He continued his education at Maryknoll Seminary in Chicago. He later transferred to Wayne State College and graduated with a BA in industrial arts and business. Cyril taught at Craig, Tilden and Creighton before moving back home in 1971 to teach at Clearwater. During his tenure at Clearwater he taught industrial arts, business and served as principal. After leaving the teaching profession in 1979, Cyril started his own trucking business which he managed until he started driving for Affiliated Foods, retiring in 2013. Cyril was united in marriage to Jennie Worley on July 26th, 1969 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh. They welcomed 4 children into their home. Cyril was a life-long member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Clearwater. Over the years, he served as lector, EME, CCD teacher, was active in the Men’s Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Education remained very important to Cyril and he served on the Clearwater School Board for several years after retiring from teaching. He passed on a love of learning, encouraging his children & grandchildren to take full advantage of all educational opportunities.
Cyril was a faith-filled, devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle & friend who always put his family and loved ones first. He found daily strength & comfort in his strong faith. He enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, boating and loved spending time with his family and grandkids.
Cyril is survived by his wife, Jennie. His children and spouses: Regina & Shane Krebs of Clearwater; Coleen & Matt Doll of Omaha; Anita & Brad Alexander of Dallas, TX; & Kevin & Tina Schrage of Yankton, SD. His grandchildren: Sean, Caleb, Raina & Aiyana Krebs; Alanna, Alyssa & Adalynn Doll; Eloise Alexander; Brody Schrage, Step-Grandchildren; Jessica (Wes) Pelster, Jenna and Jamie Thomas; Step Great-grandchildren; Jarrett Pelster and Alayna Knickman. Siblings; Jeanette (Arlyn) Selting, Larry (Sheri) Schrage, Jim Schrage and Roger Schrage.
Cyril was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Steve Schrage.