SOUTHMAYD - Mass of Christian Burial for Alvin Joseph Schroeder will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rev. Antonio Aureus of the church will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Schroeder, Jay Schroeder, Sammy Dolezalek, James Dolezalek, Lanny Jaresh, and Rick Faber.|
Mr. Schroeder, 99, passed away Wednesday April 30 at the Clyde Cosper Veterans Home in Bonham. Alvin was born January 12, 1915 in Sagerton, Texas to the late Louis and Ella (Suter) Schroeder.
Alvin and Lorene Zaludek were married on April 29, 1941 in Whitesboro. Mr. Schroeder served in the US Air Force during World War II from October 1942 to February 1946 and was stationed primarily in India.
Following the war he returned home and worked as a farmer and rancher in the Gunter and Southmayd areas. He was also an expert carpenter and was proud of the fact that he had built every home he had lived in, as well as a few others.
Alvin was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Mr. Schroeder is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lorene of Sherman; son, Lawrence Schroeder and wife Karen of Whitesboro; two grandsons, Joe Schroeder of Whitesboro and Jay Schroeder of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; three great granddaughters, Ashleigh and Meghan Schroeder, and Amaya Truell; and a brother, Marvin Schroeder and his wife Pauline of Pilot Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Oscar, John, Lee, and Harry Schroeder; and one sister, Esther Lubbers.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday May 5 at Waldo Funeral Home.
The register book can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat from May 4 to May 5, 2014