Marvin Carl Schroder, age 87, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died May 17, 2013 at Methodist Jennie Edmundson.
He was born December 29, 1925, in Loveland, Iowa, to the late Carl and Pearl (Larsen) Schroder. Marvin served in the United States Army during World War II. He married Irene Marie Clausen on May 28, 1947, and they lived on a farm near Honey Creek, Iowa. In 1949, they moved to Council Bluffs and Marvin worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 18 years. He then worked for the Loyal Order of the Moose for 19 years, retiring as Deputy Supreme Secretary. They retired to Corpus Christi, Texas, where he enjoyed playing golf 5 days a week and traveled extensively with his wife, Irene, returning to Council Bluffs in 2002. He was a member of Saint John Lutheran Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Lynn Schroder; brother, Harvey Schroder.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Irene Marie Schroder; son, Alan Arthur Schroder Sr. and his wife, Gale, of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Diane Lea Irlmeier and her husband, Terry, of Urbandale, Iowa; grandchildren, Scott Irlmeier and his wife, Jen, Alan Arthur Schroder Jr., Lisa Irlmeier, Jennifer Schroder, Joshua Schroder and his wife, Emily, Clarice Schroder, and Andrew Schroder. He is also survived by 8 great grandchildren.
Visitation is Monday, 10 a.m., with a funeral service to begin at 11 a.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home, with Reverend E. Jon Benson officiating. Interment is in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Boomer Township, Neola, Iowa, followed by a reception in the community room at Hoy-Kilnoski. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Saint John Lutheran Church or Risen Son Christian Village.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.