Art was raised in Ithaca, Wisconsin by his parents Art Sr. and Pam Shrader. Art graduated from Ithaca High School and attended UW Richland, eventually graduating in 1994 from Winona State University with a with a BA degree in Political Science and History. In 2005 Art graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the UW – Madison.
Art has a strong sense of patriotism, and love for our country and state. Art would attribute this to the many opportunities he and his family have been afforded by our nation. His family has a history of serving in the armed forces, his grandfather was a Marine during WW II and participated in some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific. His father served during Vietnam, both of his brothers also served in the Army and the Air Force.
Having carried on that tradition, Art served in Operation Desert Storm, whereas a Marine he was a machine gunner in an infantry company. He is currently a member of VFW Post-1916 and a member of the Eagles Nest Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Since 1994 Art has been employed as a community banker, working to help people achieve their financial goals. He has focused on working with many new and existing small businesses to help them grow the local economy. Currently, Art works at WCCU Credit Union as a Business Loan Officer, where he continues to work with local businesses to help them grow and prosper.
Art and his wife Mindy, a social worker, have been married for 21 years and have two children. They live in the rural Reedsburg area. Miranda Shrader is a junior at UW Whitewater, and his son Dakota is a senior at Reedsburg Area High School.
Art enjoys hunting, camping, running, gardening, and reading.
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