Harold Wayne Schkade

June 28, 1950 - July 23, 2023

Harold Wayne Schkade, 73, of Port Neches, Texas, passed away on, Sunday, July 23, 2023, after a long fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Harold was born on June 28, 1950, in Port Arthur, Texas to Walter August Schkade and Lorene Bernice Domaschk Schkade. Harold was born the youngest of four siblings.

He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1968 and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1974 where he was a Fire Control Technician and worked with guns and security clearance.

Shortly after the Navy, he hired into Texaco Oil Refinery, which was later bought out as Huntsman Refinery and worked as an Electrician for 40 years and retired there in 2016.

He obtained his Master Electrician License and to help further his career he attended Lamar University where he completed his Associates of Applied Science Degree.

Harold put family first always. He was dedicated to raising two daughters and loved his wife, Susan with all his heart. Everything he did was for his family, which he considered to be his world. He worked hard to make sure they were well taken care of and felt loved every day. He was a proud Husband, Father and Pop and showed unconditional love to his grandkids. He was the patriarch of the family. He lived a life of fun and adventure, loved to travel and explore the oceans. He enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, and snorkeling. The beach was where he spent most of his time all through his life, it was his happy place.

He is preceded in death by both parents, Walter and Lorene Schkade, sister, Shirley Schkade, brothers, Glenn Schkade and Ronnie Schkade and much-loved daughter, Ashley Schkade.

He is survived by wife, Susan Guidry Schkade; daughter, Lori Schkade McClung and husband, Tanner McClung; grandchildren, Tucker, and Teddi McClung; sister, Carolyn Costa; sisters-in law, Phyllis Schkade and Doris Schkade; many cousins, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, within the Schkade Family.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in Harold’s honor be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6055 South Loop E, Houston, Texas 77087. This is an organization the family strongly advocates for in hopes to one day end Alzheimer’s.


A gathering of Mr. Schkade’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 29, 2023
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 29, 2023
  • 3:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

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