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Gerald Schroeder(1928 - 2012)

Gerald Schroeder, 84

Foley

March 24, 1928 - Nov. 22, 2012

Gerald Schroeder, age 84, of Foley, died Thursday, November 22, 2012 at DVA Medical Center, St. Cloud.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Henry's Catering and Banquet Center, Foley. The Rev. Tim Wittwer will officiate. Military Honors provided by the Foley American Legion and the Gilman VFW. Burial will be at a later date.

Friends may call from one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were made by the Foley Funeral Home.

Gerald Schroeder was born March 24, 1928 in Morrison County to Henry and Marie (Lachinski) Schroeder. Gerald attended agriculture school and hobby farmed near Oak Park for many years. He also worked for Dr. Town in Foley and drove truck for Hard Drives for over 35 years, retiring in 1990. He had 22 happy years with his wife, Theresa. The couple enjoyed fishing and hunting, snowmobiling, dancing and horse races, Polka fests, church bazaars, playing cards and visiting with family and friends. Gerald was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and a Life Member of the Foley American Legion and the Gilman VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa (Spychala) Kujawa-Schroeder, Foley; daughters; Pam (David) McBroom, Estero, FL; Jane (Don) Lindell, Bonita Springs, FL; June Johnson, St. Cloud; Brenda Johnson, Becker; step daughter, Michelle Isham, St. Cloud, 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 5 great step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; brothers and sister, Merle, Embarrass; Rose Marie (Dale) Starr, Hillman; Don (Carol), Norwood; sister-in-law, Darlene Schroeder, Embarrass.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Myron (KIA), Delmar and daughter Sherry (Lindell) Zebarth.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 28, 2012
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