Obit: Schroeder, Rev. Paul F. (1901 - 1964)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Schroeder, Erwin, Keller, Tramm, Polinski, Hovorka, Dux, Diercks, Gloff, Ott, Galstad, Scott, Emmes, Poliske, Benduhn, Kipp, Pankau, Redding, Blum, Finnila, Lindow, Pratt, Duxbury, Larson, Van Horn, Dahl, Erickson, Brager, Matson Hanson, Nelson, Thomas, Davis, Olson, Malmquist, Hoagenson, Fredrickson, Melby, Baltus, Colby, Fardom


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 1, 1964


Schroeder, Rev. Paul F. (2 May 1901 - 25 September 1964)


Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home for the Rev. Paul F. Schroeder, 63, of Leon, Ia., where he had been making his home. The Rev. L. V. Fardom of Iowa officiated.  Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Schroeder died September 25, in Decatur County Hospital.


The Rev. Mr. Schroeder, son of the late Fred and Helene Schroeder, was born May 2, 1901, in Neillsville.  He attended parochial and high school in Neillsville and completed a business training course in Wausau Business College in 1920. 


On September 20, 1920 he was married to the former Marian Erwin in Chetek.  They had observed their 44th wedding anniversary this year.  In the early part of their marriage they resided in Marshfield and later moved to Loyal, where he owned a shoe shop.  In 1923 the family moved to Blair, where he operated a shoe shop for 23 years, at which time he sold the business to enter school at the Omaha Bible Institute. 


He had served churches in Blair, Taylor, Hixton; Dubois, Nebr.; Council Bluffs and Leon, Ia.


He is survived by his wife; a son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schroeder of Wisconsin Rapids; and four grandchildren, William, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Robert. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Marie Keller of Neillsville, Mrs. Louise Tramm of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Elsie Polinski of Milwaukee, and Mrs. John (Agnes) Hovorka of Racine; and five brothers, Carl of Neillsville, William of Steilacoom, Wash., Ben of Madison, Rudolph of Mukwonago, and Gerhardt of Kenosha.


Pallbearers were Alfred and William Dux, William Diercks, John Gloff, Wendell and Henry Ott.  Two hymns, "Rock of Ages" and "Abide with Me" were sung by Wilfred Galstad, accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott. 


People from out of town attending were: Mrs. Paul F. Schroeder of Leon, Ia.; Rev. and Mrs. L. V. Fardom of Osceola, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schroeder and family, Mrs. Russell Emmes of Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Emily Erwin of Corning, Cal.; Mrs. Elsie Poliske, Mrs. M. P. Benduhn, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kipp and family, and Henry Ott of Milwaukee; Mrs. Harry Pankau and family of Mequon; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Erwin of Hales Corners; Mrs. Louise Tramm of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Agnes Hovorka of Racine; Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt Schroeder of Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schroeder of Mukwonago; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schroeder and daughter of Madison; William Schroeder of Steilacoom, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Redding of Whitewater; John Blum of Wausau; Miss Johanna Blum and Mrs. Grace Finnila of Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lindow of Lake Forest, Ill.; D. O. Pratt, Paul L. Duxbury, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. G. Larson, all of Hixton; Mr. and Mrs. Will Van Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dahl, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Erickson, Arthur Erickson, Mrs. Aaron Brager, Mrs. M. Matson and Mrs. Edward Hanson, all of Alma Center; Mrs. Christ A. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas of Whitehall; Mrs. William Schroeder, Mrs. John Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Angus Olson and Mrs. Lloyd Olson of Blair; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Olson of Taylor; Esther Malmquist and Yvonne of Avilla, Mo.; Mrs. Hubert Hoagenson of Black River Falls; Arthur Fredrickson and William H. Melby of Blair; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Baltus of Eau Claire; Margery Colby and Wilbur Erwin of Greenwood; and Ben Erwin of Loyal.




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