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William Louis Schroeder, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1936
Wilson County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 2010
Texas, USA

William Louis Schroeder

William was a proud fourth generation German-Texan. His great-grandfather, Gustav, came to Texas from Germany at the port of Indianola and came inland to the LaVernia area where he became a farmer. William was born on the family farm, November 30, 1936 to Alvin Schroeder and Nora (Muehl) Schroeder. William had one brother, Alvin Jr. and one sister, Lorene Jackson. The family moved to Seguin and then to San Antonio where William started school. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1955. He married Kathleen Isaacs on February 22, 1958, and they had three children, Lora, Eileen and Chip.

In 1981, William, Kathleen and Chip flew to Germany to see their first grandchild, Joshua. During their married life they enjoyed traveling around the state of Texas and took several trips around the country. He was a big baseball fan and enjoyed playing and coaching. He also enjoyed fishing.

During his lifetime he worked for Samuels Glass Company, Coca Cola and Mobil Oil. He and his brother opened a service station on W. W. White Rd. in San Antonio in 1983. They closed the station in 1985 and in 1988 he started work at the Schertz Baptist Church as the custodian. He retired from there in 1997.

He was a fighter, in 1987 and for the rest of his life he was plagued with health issues. A brain tumor in 1987, a four way by pass heart surgery with complications in 1999, seeds were implanted for prostate cancer in 2000, left carotid artery surgery in 2004, left eye cataract removed in 2007, right carotid artery surgery in 2008, plastic surgery on his nose in 2008 and kidney dialysis beginning December of 2008.

Lora married Gene Burkett in 1979 and had three children, Michelle, Trey and Travis. Lora later married Charles West in 1997. Eileen married Wayne Bruce in 1978 and had one son, Joshua. Joshua married Tara Pratt in 2004; this union produced the first and only great-grandchild, Isabella Grace in 2009. Chip was married briefly to Karen Hall.

Through the years many of Williams family have passed away. Williams is preceded in death by:

Herman & Lena (Wagner) Schroder Grandparents
William C. & Annie (Haug) Muehl - Grandparents
Alvin Schroeder, Sr. - Father
Nora (Muehl) Schroeder - Mother
Lorene (Schroeder) Jackson Sister
Numerous Aunts' & Uncles'

William was loved by all and will be always missed!

Source: Colonial Funeral Home 
Family links: 
  Alvin G Schroeder (1912 - 1984)
  Nora Mary Muehl Schroeder (1912 - 2001)
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Kathleen Schroeder
Originally Created by: Love Is...Grandchildren
Record added: Sep 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58835017
William Louis Schroeder, Sr
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William Louis Schroeder, Sr
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Uncle WilliamYou will not be forgotten.Love
- Pat Lavielle Hoffman
 Added: Oct. 29, 2010
Though I never met you, I know your family love and miss you deeply. Rest In Peace, you are not forgotten.
- lana (wahl) mckinny
 Added: Oct. 14, 2010

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