Merle W. Schroeder

Friday, January 3, 2020

Merle W. Schroeder, 94, of Greencastle, passed away Dec. 24, 2019.

Merle was born on Jan. 5, 1925 in Thomasboro, Ill., to Herman A. and Louisa Maria Sophia Frankenstein Schroeder.

Upon his high school graduation, Merle enlisted in the Marines where he proudly served his country.

He worked as an appliance department manager for Montgomery Ward Department Store for 29 years until his retirement in 1985.

He was an active member of the Peace Lutheran Church of Greencastle, American Legion Post 58, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1550 in Greencastle.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Schroeder; his children, Del A. Schroeder of Greencastle, Lon E. Schroeder of Arcadia, and Tamara S. Hull of Speedway; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Merle was preceded in death by daughters, Myra Schroeder and Viki Dixon; brothers Ronald Schroeder and Bernard Schroeder; and sisters Amanda Couch, Anne Krenzlen, Edna Arend, Eloise Shawley, Lola Hatton and Phyllis Charnesky.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to ARN Funeral & Cremation Services.

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