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Floyd Schroeder, 91

Floyd Schroeder, 91

Died Feb. 16, 2010

Floyd Sherman Schroeder was born Sept. 12, 1918, in River Falls, Wis., where he lived his entire life. He passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at the Valley Grande Manor in Weslaco, Texas.

His parents, Garfield and Rose Schroeder, preceded him in death. In 1941, he married Ethel Rossow, who also preceded him in death in January 2000 at Pineto Palm Park.

He graduated from River Falls High School in 1936. He attended college at what is now the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. During high school and until 1952, he worked with his father in the family business, Schroeder Dray Line. He worked at Anderson Windows in Bayport, Minn., until his retirement.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in River Falls. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.

Floyd is survived by one daughter, Cher Robbins of River Falls, Wis.; one son Jerold of Cumberland, Wis.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by a sister, Lorraine Jelinek and her husband Wm. R. of LaSalle, Colo., and a dear friend, Viola Gomer of Hammond, Wis.

He enjoyed traveling, playing cards and visiting friends. He arrived at Pine to Palm Park on Dec. 28, 1970, just 10 days after the ribbon cutting that opened the park. He had spent the 6 months of winter there ever since. He loved the park and served on the Mantex Board for six years and was vice-president a part of that term. He served on the Tourest Club Board, and was food chairman and pancake chairman with the assistance of his wife, Ethel. He also served as card chairman and Bingo chairman.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. Memorial visitation will also be Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. before the service with the Loyal Order of the Moose service at 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls with the River Falls American Legion providing honors.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.