Virgil Thomas Schroeder
Virgil Thomas Schroeder, age 93, of Shelby, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Elmcorft of Ontario.
He was born March 4, 1924 in Glandorf, Ohio the son of Henry B. and Gertrude (Kleman) Schroeder. Virgil was and Army veteran of WWII and was a farmer all of his life. Although farming and everything about farming was his passion, he also sold Knapp Shoes for 40 years, sold Pioneer Seed Corn for 32 years, and sold Moormans Livestock Feed for 8 years. Virgil was a member of the Richland County Farm Bureau and Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Virgil is survived by 1 son: Donald Schroeder (Deb Parks) of Shelby; 7 daughters: Dianne (Thom) Powers of Oregon, OH, Nancy (Jim) Schell of Lewisville, TX, Jean Ann (Keith) Fairchild of Shelby, Ursula (Ken) Esterline of Shelby, Lisa (Abel) Hernandez of Dayton, OH, Barbara Schroeder of Salisbury, MD, Julie (Mark) Friebel of Shelby; 1 daughter-in-law: Brenda Schroeder of Shelby; 21 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren: 1 great great grandchild.
On June 11, 1947 Virgil married Joan May (Kiene) Schroeder and she preceded him in death on October 25, 2005. Also preceding him in death were 2 sons: Richard Schroeder and Steven Schroeder; a grandson: Michael Schroeder; a daughter-in-law: Jeannette Schroeder; 3 sisters: Mildred Kuhlman, Norma Meyers, Juletta Krietemeyer and 2 brothers: Harold Schroeder and Ambrose Schroeder.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 1-3 and 5-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the Rosary will be recited at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Father Chris Mileski will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth with military honors.
Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary School or to Shelby Senior and Community Center. To send a condolence or to share a memory with the Schroeder family, please visit penwellturner.com