John H. Johnny Schroeder, 81, of Sour Lake, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at his residence. Johnny had a good understanding of life and his positive attitude was contagious. His influence on all his friends and extended family was profound. Johnny enjoyed life, and lived it his way. His thought was life was an open range. If you knew him, you know what we're talking about. Johnny and Sandy were known nationally in horse training circles. They traveled the southern states extensively participating in rodeo production, cutting events, and horse shows. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Schroeder of Sour Lake; sons, Johnny R. Bubba Schroeder and his wife, Janet of Sour Lake and Victor Tuffy Schroeder of Beaumont; daughters, Pam Albacete and her husband, Alfonso of Beaumont, Karen Monk of Sour Lake, Amy Woolls and her husband, Phillip of Sour Lake; brother, Victor Iky Schroeder and his wife, Edith of Nome; sister, Alena Schroeder of Beaumont; eleven grandchildren; and twenty great- grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kitty Hidalgo; and his brothers, Bootsie, Sugum, and Marvin Schroeder. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2011, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. A gathering of his family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Broussard's. Memorial contributions may be made to Sour Lake Cowboy Church, 15977 Schroeder Road, Sour Lake, Texas 77659. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 8, 2011