Michael A. Schag

August 03, 1926 ‒ March 02, 2010

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: As a young man Mike Schag established a culture of hard work and dedication while working in the construction industry along side his father-Alexander Schag as well as Joe Gfier, and Theo Tyson. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Mike continued his career in construction working for B.F. Zehner in Ashland. Later, Mike partnered with his brothers forming Schag Brother’s Builders building homes. Mike installed kitchens and baths for both Sears and Montgomery Wards. He also built homes for John and Gus Sloboda and also Greenwich Lumber. In 1969 Mike purchased Henry “Ray” Sabo’s business creating-Schag’s Counter Tops. Mike retired in 1992. Sharing his talent and skill with his children, Mike was honored to help build all of his children’s homes, and was privileged to help his son Tom establish his business, Quality Counter Tops. His hands now at rest, Michael A. Schag passed away Tuesday morning March 2, 2010 in his home. He was 83.

Born August 3, 1926 in Mansfield Mike was the son of Alexander and Katherine (Korneck) Schag. Mike served in the Army during WWII, where he was stationed in Central Europe.

Always busy, Mike farmed and raised both cattle and hogs. An outdoorsman he loved working in his vegetable garden canning his harvest.

Mike was a member of Amvets Post #26 as well as a member of Resurrection Parish.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Betty Eileen (Oakes) Schag; sons Rick (Patty) Schag and Tom Schag all of Mansfield; daughters Shirley (Mike) Hill of Bellville, Kathy Shaw of Lucas, Lori (Steven) Henry of Mansfield, and Carol Myers of Bellville; grandchildren Cara, Shannon and Chelsea Shaw, Kendra and Casity Schag, Aaron and Matthew Hill, Jeffery and Elizabeth Myers, and Haley Schag; his sister Betty (Gary) Cooper of Mansfield and his brother Tony (Evelyn) Schag of Shelby, special cousin Frank Kornek of Cordele, Georgia, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Alexander Schag, Jr.; and sisters Elizabeth Bracken, Marie Backensto, Katherine Bowman and Margaret Partin.

The Schag family will receive friends Friday, March 5, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday March 6, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in Resurrection Parish, 2600 Lexington Avenue, celebrated by the Rev. Father Nelson Beaver. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington, where Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will hold graveside military honors.

Contributions in Michael’s memory to either Resurrection Parish or the American Heart Association may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to the serve the Schag family, and condolences to them may be made online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com