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John C. Schratz

John C. Schratz

John C (Chaddy) Schratz was born in DeValls Bluff, AR on July 17, 1931 and departed his beloved family and friends on December 23, 2017. His parents were the late Bruce Chandler Schratz and Elva Jane Sparks Schratz. John was raised in DeValls Bluff, graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He served in the Army Reserves and was on active duty for two years during the Korean War.

In a letter to his wife of 46 years, Kaye, and to his children, John wrote the following:

“It’s a wonderful life! Mine
Wonderful Mother-Dad: Bruce C and Elva Schratz
Wonderful Wife: Kaye, a copy of my mother “Mimi”
Wonderful Kids: Debbie (Schratz Schoenberger), John Keith (Schratz), Lisa (Schratz Hull) and David C (Schratz)
Wonderful Grand-Kids: David H (Schratz) Stephen (Ruegg), Elise, Mariel, Caroline, Christina (Hull) and Laura (Schratz)
Wonderful Brother: Bruce E Sr (Bubba Schratz)
Wonderful Nieces & Nephews & In-laws
Wonderful life I have had being with all of ya’ll over the years
I hope ya’ll watch over Kaye & each other..Enjoy Life!!
I hope Y’ll have happy lives & you will pray for me and have good memories of the good times we had together & all
Have happy times as I did w/ya’ll
Hope we will be together way down the road!!
Remember Jesus & God
Love all of ya’ll—
John (Chaddy) Schratz”

John spent 53 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical sales representative for Proctor & Gamble, Merz, and ultimately, in his so called “retirement” with US Compounding. Often referred to as “The Godfather of Pharmaceutical Sales” and “The Legend”, he won multiple national sales awards. However, the highlight of his career is the John C Schratz Dedication Award given annually and established to honor his selfless dedication and invaluable impact on the growth and success of US Compounding. He loved what he did and was great at it.

John’s love of music and travel was passed down to his children and grandchildren. His love of music developed early on, listening to his father, Bruce, play boogie woogie, ragtime, blues and jazz on the piano.

Due to his heritage, he had a keen interest in German culture and enjoyed his trips abroad nearly as much as the coast-to-coast family camping trips. John was a jokester. Never tiring from his one-liners, he simply refused to let the fact that he had told you a joke before prevent him from telling it a third or fourth time.

Rosary service for John C Schratz will be held Thursday, December 28, at 7:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4000 N Rodney Parham Rd, Little Rock. Funeral Mass will be at Christ the King Catholic Church on Friday, December 29, at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in John’s name be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation or a charity of choice.

The family would like to thank Steven W Hutchins, MD, Angela K Nutt, MD and their staffs for the dedicated care you gave to John.

Condolence Book

"Bless my dear Cuz"
Larry Sparks | Conway, AR

"Daddy, you know how much we loved you. You gave all of us the most beautiful lives. Thank you so much to my wonderful stepmom, Kaye, for making Daddy happy. Now it’s our turn to take care of you. Thanks to my sister and brothers, to all my wonderful first, second and third cousins, my uncle and aunt, and our bonus family on Kaye’s side. So much love from all of you. I love all of you so much."
Debbie Schratz Schoenberget | Park City, UT

"Kaye, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and all the family."
Linda C. Brown | Beebe, AR

"Debbie, my heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers to you all.

Linda Langley | Gravel Ridge, AR

"Kaye, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You have had a blessed life with John and I know that the pain you are feeling with turn to joy when you see him again."
Steve Palmer | Conway, AR

"It was nice meeting you, sorry to see you go.
You will be for ever in my Mind as a great Friend
with a great sense of Humor, love Bruno "

Bruno Ruegg | Lake Forest, IL

"Thoughts and prayers to the Schratz Family. I knew John from when I worked at NLR Family Practice Clinic with his brother, Dr. Bruce Schratz and I went to school with his daughter, Lisa. John was always very kind. Could always crack a joke to make a bad day better. "
Lydia R. (House) Lee | Little rock, AR

"Kaye, our hearts go out to you in your loss of your husband. Know that we are thinking of you and will keep you in prayer. While we didn't know your husband personally we know you deeply loved each other and we're together all the time. Cherish your precious memories friend. Love you, Cynthia & Don"
Cynthia Smotherman | Newport, AR

"Kaye: I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to all the family. Love to you Kaye my friend of many years."
Belinda Cariker Boyster | Jonesboro, AR

I just now found out about John. Please know you and your family are in my heart and prayers. I will always cherish our times together. You know how much Charlie and I love you. Wish I could be with you right now. I will talk to you soon. God Bless you in the coming days. "

Peggy and Charlie Watson | TUPELO, MS

"Kaye, I know that you and Chad had many wonderful years together and my heart is broken for you and your family. I trust that God's grace will take you through to that joy that Chad wants you to live in. Cliff and I send you all our Love, Beck"
Becky McDonald | Mt Vernon, AR

"Debbie -Sorry to hear about the passing of your Father.Istill remember him from our old swimming days at HILL HEIGHTS . JOE LAMB NORTH HEIGHTS -LEVY"
Joe Lamb | No. Little Rock, AR

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