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Richard D. Schroeder

August 8, 1938 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 79)

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Memorial Gathering
January 5, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098

Private Services

Grace Lutheran Church
1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098

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Richard Duane “Dick” Schroeder, 79, born on August 8, 1938 in Harvard, Illinois to LaVerne and Marjorie Spencer Schroeder passed away peacefully at his home on January 2, 2018 with his family by his side.

He was blessed to have two wonderful women in his life.  His first wife, Sandra, preceded him in death on September 10, 1995.  He is survived by his second wife, Cathy.

Dick was a barber for 58 years, 55 of those in Woodstock.  He was a staple in the community and could always be counted on for a smile and a good laugh.  He had a sweet heart and was known for being loved and respected by many.

Dick served in the US Army from 1959-1961 and was a member of the Woodstock American Legion Post #412 and served in the capacity of Commander and Treasurer during his membership.

He is survived by his children, Deanna (Tim) Petersen, Tom (Michele) Schroeder; grandchildren, Emily Petersen, Michael Petersen, Alexandra Schroeder, Chloe Schroeder, Hannah Blaksley, Cade Blaksley; a brother, Ramon Schroeder; brothers in law, George “Skip” (Julee) Blaksley and DeVere “Bud” Ihrke; nieces and nephews, Donna Schroeder, Carol O’ Dell, Paula Camann, Scott Ihrke, Greg Ihrke, Jeff (Jennifer) Blaksley, Chris Blaksley, Tausha Blaksley and Mike Blaksley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sandra; a niece, Vicky Schroeder; a sister in law, Jackie Ihrke; and brother in law, Bill Blaksley.

Dick was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Rd., Woodstock.

A private Memorial Service will be held at the church.  Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock.

The family would like to thank JourneyCare who provided the wonderful care given to Dick and also the great caregivers who provided their service over the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, Illinois 60010.

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