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February 4, 1936 December 25, 2018
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Charles Augustus Schatz, Jr., age 82 passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018. He was born to Emma Wieck and Charles A. Schatz, Sr., on February 4, 1936. He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Parochial School, Billings, MO until the 8th grade and graduated from Billings High School. He was active in FFA for 15 years and won national recognition for one of his projects. Charlie showed registered Guernsey Cattle at the Ozark Empire Fair from age 8 to 20.
Charlie served in the Army for 2 years in Germany and 4 years as a Reservist. Charlie attended SMSU for 3 years majoring in music. He was a Dairy Herd Improvement Association tester for 4 years in Christian County, Republic Fire Chief for 4 years and Republic/Clever Municipal Judge for 18 years. He retired from Dayco after 41 years. He enjoyed the Republic Kiwanis for many years; in retirement he had a lawn service and worked part time for Murney Associates. He proudly said, “I never had a bad job”. Charlie was a hard worker and lived life big and full.
Survivors include his wife, Marsha of 29 years, five daughters, Terri O’Reilly (Scott), Lisa Sobecki (Edward), Becky Holmes (Kevin), Debbie Schatz (Janet) and Vickie Carlstrom (Jim). Eight grandchildren; Laurel, Emily, Jacob, Zane, Mitchell, Shayla, Chandler and Maddie. Two stepsons, Brian Welde (Suzanne) and John Welde (Shelisa) of Kansas City and their children; Maya, Ava, Dawson, Luke and Tulip.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday, December 28, 2018, in Meadors Funeral Home in Republic, MO. Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings, MO. Burial will be at 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 31, 2018 at Springfield Veterans Cemetery with Military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Billings High School Ag Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be shared at

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5:00 PM 12/28/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/28/2018 7:00:00 PM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
United States





10:30 AM 12/29/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

320 N.W. Washington Ave.
Billings, MO 65610

St. Joseph Catholic Church
320 N.W. Washington Ave. Billings 65610 MO
United States

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