William Dean “Bill” Schroeder, 88 of Decatur died at 7:54 pm. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Graveside service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at 2:00 pm. Friday, January 11, 2019 in Boiling Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:30 am. to 1;30 pm. Friday at Grace Baptist Church (3770 North Water Street Decatur, Illinois 62526). If desired memorials may be made to Rock Springs Nature Center (3939 Neering Lane Decatur, Illinois 62521). Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Bill was born in August of1930 in White Hall, Illinois son of William W. and Carrie Schroeder. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Bill worked for Grigoleit Company from 1957 to 1993. He was an avid fisherman and member of the Muskie Club. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Bears. Bill married Barbara Davis in April of 1955.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, children, Nancy (Bob) Roth of Decatur, Ricky (Leslie) Schroeder of Waverly, TN., Judi (Pat) Freeman of Hadley, MN., Vicky (Ron) Margolis of St. Louis, MO., eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, sisters, Shirley Berg of Virden, IL., Carol McEvers of Winchester, IL., Edith Cooper of White Hall, IL., brothers, Gary Schroeder of Florida and David Schroeder of Jerseyville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
“Bill is gone fishing”
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