Ronald Arnold Schroeder, 85, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, in Mason City, Iowa.
Per Ron’s wishes, his body has been cremated. A visitation was held on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake. Military honors were provided by the Clear Lake VFW Post 4868 at the funeral home.
An open memorial has been established in Ron’s name to be distributed among various local organizations.
Ron was born Aug. 17, 1932, the son of Ernest and Minnie (Koenig) Schroeder, in Mason City. He married Nancy Ann Juhl on March 22, 1953, in Clear Lake.
Ron grew up and attended school in Mason City. He was a United States Navy veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. At a young age, he began driving semi for King Brothers. Later he worked for Plagge Truck Line and most recently NTI Limited in Clear Lake.
Ron enjoyed fishing and taking camping trips, especially to Canada. He enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ron is survived by his wife, Nancy Schroeder, of Clear Lake; four children, Doug (Debbie Frechette) Schroeder, of Dothan, Ala, Kimberly Johnson, of Clear Lake, Vickie (Kurt Kemmerer) Schroeder, of Clear Lake, and Jeff (Mary) Schroeder, of Ventura; seven grandchildren, J.D. (Jesse) Schroeder, Tucker (Shelby) Schroeder, Trisha (Carl) Schroeder, Robbie (Becky) Bohn, Spenc (Robin) Schroeder, Stac (Jess) Schroeder, and Jess (Robert) Andersen; 12 great-grandchildren; three nieces and their families, Debbie (Frank) Blanco, Julie Rodriguez, and Ginger (Jeff) Collard; and a brother-in-law, Delbert “Sonny” (Viola) Juhl.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie; and four brothers, Marvin, Gene, Kenny, and Ernie.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapels, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.