Elsie Schrader

Funeral services were held Monday, August 20, 2018, at United Methodist Church in Langdon for Elsie Schrader, 99, formerly of Langdon, who passed away Friday, August 17, 2018, in Fargo.

Posted 8/23/18

Burial at Zion Cemetery, rural Langdon.

Elsie Jean Cilley was born September 10, 1918, to Clarence and Eliza (Dennison) Cilley in North Dakota and lived in Clyde for her childhood. She graduated from high school and continued her education at Valley City State Teacher’s College where she earned her teaching certificate. She went back later in life to college at UND and finished two more years to complete a four year degree for teaching. She started teaching in both the rural and town schools of Cavalier County. The last 29 years of her career, she taught the 7th and 8th grades at Langdon Public School. She married Ernest Schrader on September 19, 1938, and they lived and raised their family near Langdon. After she retired from teaching, she did some traveling and substitute teaching as well as took some college classes and became an author. She also became a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem in divorce custody cases for the Northeast Judicial District of North Dakota. In June of 2000, she was inducted into the Langdon Educators Hall of Fame as one of the 12 charter members.

Surviving Elsie are her daughter, Veda (Brian) Campbell of Fargo; grandchildren: Stephanie (Dave) Ouse, Sara, and Tina (Freddy) Fredrichs; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are two sisters, Florence (Harford) Hill and Wilma (Vern) Reinke; her parents; husband Ernest; daughter Valerie (William) Magyar, and grandson Robert Magyar.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at