Wilfred "Will" J. Schroeder
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Wilfred J. Schroeder, 90, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Will was born Dec. 11, 1923 in Alexandria, SD to Matt and Elizabeth (Koch) Schroeder.
Feb. 17, 1943, Will married Mary Allington in Rapid City, SD. He served in the Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. In 1949, Will graduated with a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the School of Mines. He worked in Mitchell for 11 years before moving to Sioux Falls in 1959. There Will began his 33 year career as a structural engineer with Gage Bros., retiring in 1993.
Will enjoyed golfing, doing crossword and sudoku puzzles, listening to O'Gorman sports and time spent with his family.
Those left to cherish his memory are his 6 children: Dennis (Lavonne) Schroeder, Miles City, MT, Rick Schroeder (Marlys Kaiser), Humboldt, SD, Liz (Dave) Reimer, Nancy (Ken) Willemssen, Judy (Scott) Christensen and Brad (Joy) Schroeder, all of Sioux Falls; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: John and Don; 4 sisters: Edna Weber, Agatha (Ralph) Weber, Agnes (Bill) Geppert and Mary Erpenbach; 2 sisters-in-law: Florence Schroeder and Christena Allington; plus numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; a brother, Art; and a sister, Frannie.
Visitation will be Thursday, 5 PM at St. Michael Parish with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 2:30 PM at St. Michael Parish. A complete obituary and on-line registry is available at barnett-lewisfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 22, 2014