March 26, 1933 – August 20, 2012
Donald P. Schroeder, age 79, of 201-1st Street in Pilot Mound and formerly of Boone, died August 20, 2012, at the Boone County Hospital.
His body has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pilot Mound United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Shepherd officiating. Burial of his cremains will be in the Bluff Creek Cemetery, southeast of Pilot Mound.
Donald was born March 26, 1933, in Pilot Mound, the son of Walter and Hazel (Ferry) Schroeder.
He attended Boone High School.
On May 24, 1953, Don married Edith King at Philipsburg, Montana.
From 1972 to 1995, Don was employed at Iowa State University as a building services coordinator. He retired in March of 1995.
From 1999 until last July, Don worked part-time in the warehouse of Caffrey Wholesale in Boone.
In earlier years, Don worked at Percival Manufacturing, worked in construction, and drove a route for Mary Jane Foods in Boone.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, especially at Swan Lake, cooking, listening to music, and reading.
He enjoyed yearly summer vacations with Edith in Montana.
Don served six years in the Iowa National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Don is survived by his wife Edith of Pilot Mound; a son Tom Schroeder and wife Cindy of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; two daughters Carol Schroeder (Eileen Stephens) of Des Moines and Anna Parsons and husband Ben of Boone; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.
On Saturday, friends may call at the Pilot Mound United Methodist Church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
In memory of Don, memorials may be directed to the family.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com