Ronald Schadt, 69, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Provision Living in Columbia.

No services are planned.

Ron was born in Pittsburgh, on May 24, 1948. His family moved to Downers Grove, Ill. in 1950.

He graduated from Downers Grove High School in 1966 and attended Michigan State University after graduation.

Ron served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1968.

He worked as a machinist in the Chicago area until his retirement in 2010.

He moved to Columbia in 2016. Ron battled Parkinson's disease for almost 20 years. He was aided in his struggle by many healthcare professionals, family members, and friends. Ron and his family are particularly grateful to the nursing and care staff at Provision Living of Columbia for the care they provided over the last two years.

He is survived by his brother, James (Linda) Schadt of Columbia; nephew, Toby (and family) of Novato, Calif.; and niece, Amy (and family) of Kearney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Anne (Merksick) Schadt formerly of Downers Grove, Ill.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society.