Gary Eugene Schad

September 18, 1953 - August 29, 2021

Gary Eugene Schad, age 67, died peacefully at the Cape Coral Hospital on August 29th, 2021.

Gary was born to Eugene and Diane (Marien) Schad in Wabasha, Minnesota on September 18th, 1953.  He graduated from Plainview High School in 1971.  Gary had a lifelong interest in music and automobiles, which he was able to turn into different careers.  In the late 90s, he moved to Florida and has resided there since then. During high school, he loved wrestling and inspired his younger brothers to participate in the sport. Throughout his life he was an avid Vikings fan, enjoyed fishing, ginseng hunting, going to the beach, and being with his family and friends. Gary was married to Cindy Langerud in October 1978 and during that time they had one child (Dane Schad); they were later divorced.

He is survived by his son, Dane Schad (Jordan), granddaughter, Reagan Schad and soon to be grandson of Prior Lake, MN; siblings, Sheree Schad of Minneapolis, MN, Greg Schad (Lori Zabel) of Plainview, MN, Doug Schad (Dean Carere) of Palm Springs, CA, Michael Schad (Gloria) of Rochester, MN, and Kris Sanborn (Jay) of Mazeppa, MN; multiple cousins, nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Schad and Diane Marien.

The family is very grateful to the Cape Coral Hospital staff for the excellent care they provided Gary and the support for his family during his final days. 

A Celebration of Life will be determined at a later date. Details to be announced via

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Joyce Sissum Sep 4, 2021 at 9:36 am

    I was soooo sad when I heard this news. I have always enjoyed your company And you were always so kind. Every time I saw you your face light up and you made me smile 😊.You are missed and I am a better person because I knew you!!!

  2. Charm Hogan Sep 5, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    I’m so sad to hear this. Every time I saw you you smiled and said hey sometimes with a hug. You will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend. Charm Hogan

  3. Bonnie Sep 9, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    My sympathy goes out to the entire family. May all the memories tucked away deep in your heart help to ease the pain of this loss. God be with you all.
    Bonnie (Petersen)Szurgot

  4. Jack Harlan Sep 18, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    I went to school with Gary in Plainview from kindergarten through graduation; Gary was a good friend. Funny, friendly, always ready for a good time! He will be missed. Rest In Peace, old friend.

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