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Larry Alan Schroeder, 72, passed away July 18, 2016, at the Billings Clinic Hospital. He was born in Rochester, Minnesota, to August and Millie Schroeder.
He grew up with special neighborhood friends, who played hockey in Winter and baseball all Summer. He loved working on his hot rods as a teen, especially proud of '33 Ford with suicide doors, and candy apple red.
He married Bonnie Majerus on Nov. 9, 1963, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Highlights of these years were going "up north" on many fishing trips with family and or friends. Lake Saganagons in Canada for a week at a time with friends was an adventure. A houseboat trip along the Boundary Waters with Bonnie's brothers, sister and spouses was a special time to remember. When our sons Jeff and Al were born, they went fishing too. He never forgot his duck hunting buddies, "the 5 S's" at the cabin out of Wabasha on the Mississippi.
We moved to Bozeman, Montana, in 1973, Lar wanted to do more fly fishing. As a family, he enjoyed camping, fishing, and boating every weekend possible until recently.
Lar was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Montana Bowhunters Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He was a printer for 50 years. He enjoyed woodworking, tying flies, golf, and bowling in his spare time. A good time was had by all in Guppies Meat Shop all hunting season.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie, his sons (his special buddies): Jeff (Trechell) and Alan (Renee); grandchildren, Shelby (Jake) Strickler and Logan; and many relatives in Minnesota, California and Colorado. Lar was preceded in death by his parents, brother Arleigh of California, and Bob of Colorado.
Larry requested Celebration of Life on a camping trip, spreading of ashes on his favorite lake, and a really good campfire.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 7, 2016