OBITUARY

Steven McKay Schratz

July 2, 1956September 21, 2019

Steven McKay Schratz, 63, of Maumelle, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, peacefully in his sleep at home with his beloved fiancée, Jan Stafford.

Steve is survived by his parents, Dr. Bruce and Georgia Schratz of Little Rock; by his sons, Ryan and Jason Schratz of St. Louis, Mo.; by his siblings Bruce Schratz, Jr. (Cindy) of Little Rock, Jim Schratz of St. Louis, Joe Schratz (Kellie) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Alan Schratz of Little Rock and Diane Schratz (Jonathan) of Little Rock; and by the joy and pride of his life, grandson Chase McKay Schratz of St. Louis. Steve is also survived by his uncle and aunts, Tom and Neida Hill of Little Rock, and Kaye Schratz of Little Rock, along with a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Steve was a graduate of Catholic High School and earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas. He began his career with AP&L before moving into the pharmaceutical and medical sales industries.

In retirement, Steve was up before the dawn, with a cup of coffee and daily crossword puzzle in hand. He enjoyed watching the river and wildlife from his back deck, except when he was watching the Cardinals play or calling the Hogs. He was a jack-of-all-trades, and there was nothing he couldn’t fix. He was content having a new project or tinkering around to improve old ones. And he was a damn good farkle player, too. However, his greatest joy was time spent with family with his “Lisa Jan” by his side.

The family would like to thank the many physicians and their staff who cared for Steve, including Dr. Don Greenway, Dr. Brad Baltz, Dr. Rhonda Gentry, Dr. Kenneth Johnston, Dr. Gail McCracken and Dr. Tim Burson.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4000 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, at 6:00 p.m., with a rosary following at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Monsignor Francis I. Malone as Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic High School for Boys, Christ the King Catholic Church or The Centers for Youth & Families.

To share a memory of Steve with his family visit www.griffinleggettresthills.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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Sherri Perry

September 25, 2019

Alan, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I were there.

Love you,
Sherri

Terressa Weaver Galbraith

September 25, 2019

Jan, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You and Steve found your way back to one another and were blessed to have each other for the past six and a half years. I know you will treasure these memories. Always remember the laughter and love as he loved you beyond measure.

Terressa Weaver Galbraith

September 25, 2019

For each and every member of the Schratz family, you have my thoughts, prayers and love. He is resting in the hands of God. He will always be in our hearts and our memories will see us thru each day. Jan, he loved you more than you know and he is with you always.

Terressa Weaver Galbraith

September 25, 2019

Many memories of our families get togethers, playing all the kid games, then when I returned from Europe and my family stayed with your family in transit to Arizona. You drove me around to places I hadn't seen in several years, reacquainting me to what I called my home town. We had so many laughs. Somehow we always stayed in touch and one day we had a heart to heart that HEY....we are family...brother/sister. Love you my brother.

Terressa

Becky & Wincie Bryant & Gladish

September 24, 2019

Jim and all the Schratz family, we are so sorry for your sadness.
Please know we are holding all of Steve's family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

Joyce Vandegrift-Smith

September 24, 2019

Dr. And Mrs. Bruce Schratz, I am saddened that you have lost your son.
Please know I will be praying for your family to feel the comfort of God’s love during the coming days.

I’m sorry. God Bless

Greg Uekman

September 24, 2019

In the second grade, Steve and I would hunt box turtles in the woods close to their house on Pickwick Lane, in North Little Rock. Much later, we were roommates in college, where we split the cost for a daily subscription to what was then the Arkansas Gazette. Never shy with his opinions, he spotted frauds and shady politicians. Steve had a way of expressing his disgust at a particular story by flipping his fingertip angrily at the defenseless article. When it came to the lighter stuff, he gobbled up the crossword puzzle before heading to class. I couldn’t compete with him there and just stuck with the comics.

My oldest friend, I'll miss you.

Steve Dearasaugh

September 24, 2019

The old neighborhood was a lot of fun when we were 4&5. Picquick lane.

Lisa & Paul Hilton

September 24, 2019

We were newly married and moved to Spring Hill Farm into the house next door to Steve. He introduced us to the amazing neighbors in that subdivision. We were blessed to have the chance to call him both friend and neighbor.

Fran Jansen Webb

September 24, 2019

Diane, keeping you and your family in my prayers. This is a heartbreaking time, but I know that through your faith--and that of your family's-- you all will find peace in knowing Steve is out of pain and standing with the angels right now!

FROM THE FAMILY