Julian Schroeder

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Schroeder, Julian Edward

Julian Edward Schroeder, 87, of Avon, died Saturday, April 6, at River Ridge in Avon, Connecticut, after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, December 27, 1925, to the late George and Hilda (Beeck) Schroeder, Julian attended Sheboygan public schools and graduated from Central High School in 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1944, was inducted in Groton and served in the Pacific as a submariner until his discharge in June 1946 with the rank of Fireman, First Class. He returned to Wisconsin, married Audrey Ann Eberhardy on September 10, 1949, and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin at Madison in January 1951. He worked for Georgia Pacific for over 37 years, with several job promotions resulting in moves to Menasha, Neenah and Marinette, Wisconsin; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; and Weston, Connecticut. Julian and Audrey retired to Lake Gaston in Littleton, North Carolina in January 1990, and returned to Connecticut in May 2003, settling in Edgewood Estates, an Active Adult Community in Farmington, Connecticut. Active throughout his adult life in Kiwanis and Lions Club organizations, Julian was named Unionville Connecticut "Lion of the Year" in 2004. He served as the treasurer of the Longbridge Fire Department in Littleton for several years, and was also on the Board of Directors of Eaton Ferry Estates in Littleton, and Edgewood Estates in Farmington. He was an active member of the CT VFW, Chapter 3272 and the U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII Central CT Chapter.

Julian is survived by his wife of 63 years, Audrey; daughter, Ellen Schroeder and her husband, Chet Dilday of Fayetteville, North Carolina; son, Roy Schroeder and his wife, Deborah of Louisville, Kentucky; daughter, Joan (Schroeder) Selvage of Canton, Connecticut; daughter, Claire Schroeder of Simsbury, Connecticut; four grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Carol (Eberhardy) Trimberger of Gold River, California; and Theresa Jane Eberhardy of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; brother-in-law, Roger Eberhardy of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and 12 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a niece, Julie Trimberger; his sister, Laverne (Schroeder) Trgovec; brothers-in-law, George Trgovec, Vernon Eberhardy, and Leon Trimberger; and nephew Steve Trgovec.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, on Friday (Apr. 12) from 5 to 7 p.m.. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (Apr. 13) at 9:15 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10 a.m. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631 (www.abta.org). To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Sheboygan Press on Apr. 13, 2013
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