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Obituary of Louis J. Schroeder

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    Obituary of Louis J. Schroeder Houston Chronicle Online 2 Jun 2005 Louis J. Schroeder LOUIS J. SCHROEDER, was born November 11, 1914, in Cleburne, Texas, Anna
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      Obituary of Louis J. Schroeder

      Houston Chronicle Online

      2 Jun 2005

      Louis J. Schroeder

        
      LOUIS J. SCHROEDER, was born November 11, 1914, in Cleburne, Texas, Anna Mary (Imhoff ) and Otto L. Schroeder. He died June 1, 2005, at Fayette Memorial Hospital in LaGrange, at the age of 90. He earned his bachelor's degree in business in 1935 from Subiaco College in Arkansas and married Annie Lee Boelsche in Houston on December 2, 1939. He moved to La Grange in 1944 and bought the former Meyenburg Drug Store on the west side of the town square, owning and operating it as Schroeder Drug Store until 1978. Mr. Schroeder had by then become a real estate broker and he continued to enjoy the real estate business for some years in his semi-retirement. After moving to LaGrange, Mr. Schroeder was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he had been president of the congregation, served on the church council, and was a member of the Brotherhood. He was heavily involved in civic affairs, including service as founding president of Fayette Water Supply Corporation; long-time director of National Bank and Trust, Fayette Memorial Hospital, and Frisch Auf! Valley Country Club; and member or board member of Friends of the Library, the noon Lions Club, and the La Grange Lafayette Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Shrine Temple and of The Houston Club. Mr. Schroeder enjoyed traveling, hunting and was an avid Houston Astros fan. Louis J. Schroeder is survived by one sister-in-law, Audrey Boelsche, of La Grange, nieces and nephews, Otto Schroeder and wife Doris of Arlington; Estherbelle Caesar and her husband the late Jack B. Caesar of Temple; Catherine Grace of Arlington; Jimmy Marik and wife Joyce of Bellville; Mary Powell of Cat Spring; Joa William Boelsche and wife Gladys of Pasadena and by other nieces and nephews and a host of many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Annie Lee Schroeder; (3) sisters, Louisa Schroeder, Cecilia Caesar, Helene Riley; (1) infant sister, Ottelie Schroeder; (1) brother, Otto Schroeder. Funeral services are set for 1:00 PM Friday, June 3, 2005, at Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastors Robert and Matthew Groenke officiating. Interment will follow at the Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery in Industry, Texas. Friends may call after 2:00 PM Thursday at the Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Hospital Foundation, 485 N. Jefferson, LaGrange, TX 78945. Funeral arrangements by Koenig & Strickland, 208 W. Pearl, LaGrange, TX 78945 (979) 968-3121.
      Published in the Houston Chronicle on 6/2/2005.

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