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2/28/2017 7:26:00 AM
Don "Doc" W. Schroeder

Don "Doc" W. Schroeder, passed away at his home on Feb. 24, 2017 at the age of 86.

Don is survived by his wife of 26 years, Rollene; his son Tony (Jill) Schroeder; daughters Terri Schroeder and Trudy (John) Houlihan; his daughter and son by marriage, Lisa (Shorty) Lueck and Dean (Kathy) Yenter; his 9 granddaughters, Jenny, Heather, Kalla, Amanda, Molly, Taylor, Mariah, Callie and Dayna; his grandchildren by marriage, Austin, Anthony, Dustin, Perry and Nicole; his sister Dorothy Alberts of Plymouth, Ind., many nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife Joyce (Zietlow) on Dec. 2, 1988; his parents Lewis and LaVange (Halt) Schroeder, a son Toby, a grandson by marriage Thomas, his siblings Darrell Schroeder, John Schroeder, Marion Cannon, Earl Schroeder, Harlan Schroeder and Gene Schroeder. Don was also survived by his little dog, Shag, who gave him much comfort.

Don was born in Plymouth, Indiana, where he grew up and later worked at Studebakers. He honored his country by serving in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Guam and Japan during the Korean War.

Don later made his way to Rhinelander and was employed as a welder at the Rhinelander Paper Mill. He had been employed by the mill for 40+ years at the time of his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 242, the Shrinersm, and of the Commandery. Don was also a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Don enjoyed traveling after his retirement. He visited China, Alaska, Las Vegas, Branson, and he always enjoyed "going home" to Plymouth, Ind. to visit family. He enjoyed hunting and the yearly ice fishing trips to Lake Winnie. He leaves us knowing we were all loved. As Doc would say, "I had a good family and life".

A Memorial service for Don will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Carlson Funeral Home. A visitation will follow the services and then continue until a Masonic Service that will be held at 4:45 PM, all at the Carlson Funeral Home, on Friday, March 3, 2017. You may leave your private condolences for the Schroeder family at The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414)is handling the arrangements for the Schroeder family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, March 3, 2017
Article comment by: Brian Bloomquist

Have known Doc for many years, sadden by the news of his passing. Prayers sent to the family. Our heartfelt condolences!

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