Richard L. Schroeder, 70, of Hannibal, MO, passed away, at 7:43 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Hannibal Free Will Baptist Church in Hannibal. Pastor Rick Chapman will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Hannibal Free Will Baptist Church.
Mr. Schroeder was born January 14, 1944, in Windsor, Colorado, to Herman A. and Lillie P. Green Schroeder.
He was married to Relna Marie Freeman on August 26, 1967, in Hannibal, MO. She survives.
Other survivors include 2 children, Richard Wayne Schroeder (Rona Allen) of Hannibal, MO, and Jane Schroeder Miller (Amanda Hammond) of Hannibal MO; 1 brother, Gerald Schroeder of the state of Oregon; and 1 sister, Shirley Kane (Tom) of Hannibal, MO.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and 1 son, Brent David Schroeder.
Mr. Schroeder was a United States Army Veteran. He worked in quality control at Manchester Tank in Hannibal, MO and retired in 2000. Richard enjoyed fishing, fixing cars and watching John Wayne movies. He was a member of Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55. Mr. Schroeder served on the church board at Hannibal Free Will Baptist Church where he was the former Sunday School Superintendent. He also was involved with the Foster Grandparents Program, first at Marion County Services for the Developmentally Disabled and later at Graceful Beginnings Daycare and Preschool in Hannibal. Richard liked working and fixing things around his church. He was a Member of Hannibal Free Will Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal Free Will Baptist Church or Graceful Beginnings Day Care and Preschool in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Rick Chapman, Gregg Koelliker, Jarred Spurgeon, Daniel Widebrook, Joe Moore and Bill Moore.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dale Freeman, Robert Freeman, Tom Kane, Harry Saunders, John Paxton, and Charlie Gaddis.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com