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Richard Schroeder

December 17, 1940 — February 13, 2024

Wheatridge, Colorado


Richard (Dick) Schroeder was born on December 17, 1940, to Herman and 

Bernadine (Rolfes) Schroeder in Kingsley, Iowa.  He passed away on 

February 13, 2024, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. A graveside service will be

held in Kingsley, Iowa on March 9, 2024.

Dick attended country school in rural Kingsley and graduated from Kingsley 

High School in 1959.  He moved to Colorado and later joined the Navy 

where he served as a navigator.   He was honorably discharged in 1962 

and returned to Colorado where he worked for the telephone company in 

construction.  In 1984, he married Marilyn Sander Lytle. 

Dick enjoyed various mechanical hobbies that often-included competitions.  

From racing boats to tractor pulls, or tractor restorations, he was always on 

the top of his game.  He was skilled at finding the most efficient way to do 

any task, even if it required a rebuild or a new component.  He was a very 

innovative thinker and would often share suggestions with anyone.  He 

enjoyed time working in his shops and working on his farm in  


He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sisters, Jo Ann Doering and Marge (Pat) 

Bennett, sister-in-law, Judy Schroeder, and many nieces and nephews and 

their families, with whom he maintained a close relationship. He is also 

survived by brothers-in-law Jim (Elaine) Sander, Bob (Jan) Sander, Fred 

(Rebecca) Sander and sister-in-law Holly (Gary) Gaylord. He cherished 

many friends and their families as well. 

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, 5 siblings, Bernice Schroeder in 

infancy, Rita (Walter) Idlewine, Arthur Schroeder, Helen (Robert) Hagan, 

and Shirley (Greg) Kass. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, March 9, 2020

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Michael Catholic Cemetery

330 th St. and L14, Kingsley, IA 51028

Lunch and fellowship will follow at Rohde Funeral Home.

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