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Date of Passing: Dec 11, 2013

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WILLIAM SCHROEDER December 2, 1933 - December 11, 2013 It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of William Schroeder on December 11, 2013. He will be deeply missed by Augusta Schroeder his beloved wife of fifty-five years, his daughter Trudy (Norman Dyck) of Winnipeg and granddaughters Nina and Katrina; his son Kenneth (Cathy Pennarun) of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and grandchildren Tabby, Joey, Regan, and Alexey, and six great-grandchildren; son David (Vera Ulrich) of Winnipeg and grandchildren Laura, Diana, and Nathan; son Richard (Allison Kreisberg) of Baltimore and grandson Ian. William was born in southern Manitoba, finished high school in Winkler and attended teacher training in Winnipeg, and then started a teaching career in Clover Plains, Manitoba. He later completed B.A. and B.Ed degrees at the University of Manitoba. He married Augusta Voth in 1958, and together they raised four children, travelled the world, welcomed in-laws and grandchildren, built garages, attended symphony concerts, participated actively in the life of Elmwood M.B Church, and planted many gardens. William was a man of many passionate interests most notably Mennonite history, a field in which his original research and cartography has been appreciated. He was a volunteer for the Manitoba Museum, the Kildonan Thrift Store book section, the Mennonite Archives and the MB Archives, the Mennonite Historical Society, and the ice cream booth at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. William Schroeder was a man of deep faith and his beliefs translated into a life of dedication, honesty, and love for family and the human race. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 at Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church, 145 Henderson Highway. Viewing, Sunday from 7:00 - 8:00 at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens. If people wish to honour his memory, donations can be made to the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies to further the work of historical record keeping or the Manitoba Museum for their Education Programs.
Publish Date: Dec 14, 2013

WILLIAM SCHROEDER It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of William Schroeder, beloved husband of Augusta, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Concordia Hospital at the age of 80 years. Funeral service will be held Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church, 145 Henderson Highway. Viewing Sunday from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a devotional at 7:15 at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens. Longer obituary in Saturday's edition.
Publish Date: Dec 13, 2013

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2013

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • I was so sad to hear of Uncle Bill's passing. I remember him from when I was a youngster. I always thought he was so handsome and he was so gentle and kind. I know he will be dearly missed by his family as well as many students and friends. We were all blessed to have known him. I hope he will give my Mom, Irene Wiens, a big hug from us and all the other family that are in Heaven waiting to see us one day. Our condolences to Aunt Gussie and family. We will pray that the Lord will wrap His arms around you and comfort you and give you peace. Love from Eleanor (Wiens) Benson and my family. - Posted by: Eleanor Benson (Cousin Niece) on: Dec 23, 2013

  • Shocked & saddened to learn of Bill's passing. He was a strong & firm pillar of faith, family & heritage who has finally been called home. Take comfort in the memory of the love & care that you shared when he was here. May your burden be lightened in the knowledge of hope of being reunited on the other side, what a glorious day that will be. - Posted by: Ken & Val Friesen (Friends to the family (especially Ken & Cathy)) on: Dec 23, 2013

  • Mr Schroeder was my grade 6 teacher. He was always patient and kind. RIP Mr.Schroeder. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: sheila hilton (student, clifton elementary) on: Dec 18, 2013

  • So sorry to hear of Uncle Bill's passing. He always impressed me with his intelligence, deep thinking, and patient kindness. His work with Mennonite history will be appreciated for generations. It is exciting to think of the family gathering occurring in heaven. - Posted by: Joanne Friesen (Cousin niece) on: Dec 17, 2013

  • So saddened to hear of Bill's passing, Gussy. Thinking of you and your family. God bless. - Posted by: Audrey Miller-Cheyne (Friend and former co-worker to Augusta) on: Dec 16, 2013

  • So sorry to hear about your sudden loss. Sincere condolences to all the family. May you feel God near you at this very difficult time. - Posted by: Barb Dyck (relative) on: Dec 16, 2013

  • So sorry to hear of your father's passing, David. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. - Posted by: Andrea Ilchena-Carlson (Colleague) on: Dec 15, 2013

  • Condolences to the family on your loss. I am a cousin from the younger end of the family so I only got to know Bill in his later years. My thoughts go immediately to Uncle Bill and Aunt Trudy (Bill's parents) and Bill seemed to reflect the same kindly patient character that his parents exemplified to me. God keep you all in His care. - Posted by: Randy Schroeder (cousin) on: Dec 15, 2013

  • Thanks for the old school pics. - Posted by: Henry Friesen (Student. Clover Plains School) on: Dec 14, 2013

  • Ken and Cathy, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear father. You are in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Terry and Linnea Abbott (friends of son, Ken.) on: Dec 14, 2013

  • Bill and I had a special bond in school. I was in Grade 8 and almost as tall as he. I remember one Christmas, we practised our concert. I was trying to sing bass. Suddenly he looked at me "Alfred, you sound like a Hawaian guitar". That helped. - Posted by: Alfred Dueck (former student at Clover Plains) on: Dec 14, 2013

  • Dear Augusta - Sorry to hear that Bill passed away, always appreciate your friendship, may the Lord give you His peace and comfort - Posted by: Masrtha Martens () on: Dec 13, 2013

  • Augusta and family, you have our sincere sympathy in the passing of your husband and father. Time and change have taken us on our individual journeys. I will always hold the experiences at Clover Plains with Mr. Schroeder close to my heart. May God bless you all. Our love; Abe & Olive - Posted by: Abe&Olive Goossen (grade school student) on: Dec 13, 2013

  • My deepest sympathy to you and your family, David, on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Bev Ilchena (Colleague) on: Dec 13, 2013

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