Richard H. Schroeder

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class


Richard H. Schroeder

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Richard H. Schroeder, 72, died at his home, Thursday morning, December 13, 2007.

Dick was born August 6, 1935 in Sheboygan to Adolph and Mabel (Woodridge) Schroeder. He attended Mapledale Elementary School and Sheboygan Central High School.

Dick joined the Navy during the Korean War serving first aboard the USS Ely (PCE-880), a reserve training ship homeported in Sheboygan, and later, the USS Begor (APD-127) and USS Skagit (AKA-105). serving from 1952 to 1959.

On November 7, 1959 Dick was united in marriage to Ruth Blok of Oostburg. The couple shared their love and raised their children in the family homestead, once owned by Dick's grandfather.

Dick was employed at the Kohler Co. and later Hayssen Mfg. Co. as building and grounds supervisor until his retirement.

Dick was a baptized and confirmed member of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, and member of the V.F.W. Sheboygan Memorial Post 9156.

Many happy times were spent camping throughout northern Wisconsin and enjoying activities at the family property near Crivitz, WI.

Dick enjoyed golfing, fishing, and snowmobiling with family and friends. He was also a member of the Antique Snowmobile Club of America and restored a number of sleds, some models dating back to the 1960's.

In addition to his Father, Adolph, and wife, Ruth, Dick is survived by two sons, Dennis (Linda Long) Schroeder, John (Liz) Schroeder all of Sheboygan; three grandchildren, Abby Black, Dylan Schroeder and Megan Schroeder; three brothers, Carl (Roberta) Schroeder of Sheboygan, Jim (Karolyn) Schroeder of Sheboygan Falls and Tim (Mary) Schroeder of Helena, Montana; and other family members and friends including his constant companion, his chocolate Lab, Tootsie.

Dick was preceded in death by his mother, and infant twin daughters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11:00 A.M. at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. Rev. Bryan R. Osladil, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. A time of visitation and support will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service.

A memorial fund has been established in his name for the American Cancer Society.

Dick will always be remembered for his happy nature, practical jokes, and unusual Christmas gifts.

Richard H. Schroeder