1926-2012

John A. “Bud”  Schroeder Jr., 85, of Arcadia, died, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia.  Celebrant will be Father Gary Snyder.  Music will be by Darlene Leiting and the St. John Choir.  Lector and eucharistic minister will be Rita Bruch.  Gift bearers will be Kristen Ernsperger and Angie Berns.  Casket bearers will be Kevin Berg, Dennis Ernsperger, Bo Berns, David Schroeder, Art Bruch Jr. and Michael Schroeder.  Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia with military honors conducted by the Arcadia American Legion.

Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4:30 p.m. Monday. There will be a rosary at 5 p.m. by the Carroll Knights of Columbus and a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. by St. John Parish.  

Online condolences may be left for John’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born Dec. 14, 1926, at Arcadia, John A. Schroeder Jr. was a son of John A. and Stella (Muenchow) Schroeder.  He spent most of his lifetime in the Arcadia community and attended St. John School, graduating with the Class of 1945 from Arcadia High School.  He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed with the 8th Air Force Division in Okinawa as a cryptographer.

On Jan. 21, 1956 John was married to Alice Bayer at St. Mary’s Church in Willey by Father H.J. Dries.  John and Alice made their home in the Arcadia area where he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier until his retirement in 1982.  Bud enjoyed having coffee with his friends, playing cards, word puzzles, and was a fan of Chicago Cubs baseball and the Iowa Hawkeyes.  In August 2010 Bud traveled with the honor flight to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He was an honorary life member of the Carroll Knights of Columbus, Rural Mail Carrier Association, Arcadia Fire Department for 30 years where he served as secretary/treasurer, 60-year member of the Arcadia American Legion where he was past commander adjutant and served on the honor guard, and was a member of St. John’s Parish in Arcadia.

Survivors include his wife Alice Schroeder of Arcadia; his sister, Barbara Wiegand of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Laurence Schroeder of Carroll and Bruce “Tom” Schroeder of Carroll; his sisters-in-law, Doreen Schroeder of Coon Rapids and Margaret Bayer of Carroll; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, George and Catherine Bayer; one sister, Patricia Chormicle; two brothers, Paul Schroeder and James Schroeder; his sister-in-law, Roberta Schroeder; and his brothers-in-law, Stanley Chormicle and Lee Wiegand.