Melvin C. "Wimpy" Schroeder, 88, of Waverly, formerly of Mt. Leonard, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waverly. Rev. Timothy Miille will officiate. Pallbearers will be Rick Schmidt, Mark Schmidt, Randy Schroeder, Jeff Schroeder, Justin Schroeder, Kelly Schroeder and Brian Schroeder. Honorary pallbearers will be Ross Dey, Darren Pannier, Graham Applegate, Kevin Yost and Ralph Conner. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with graveside military rites will be in Waverly Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mt. Leonard or Blackburn American Legion Post No. 478.
Born June 25, 1916, in Sweet Springs, he was the son of the late William C. Schroeder and Mary Minsterman Schroeder. On April 2, 1938, in Carrollton, he married Ruth Russell, who survives of the home. He had lived in the Mt. Leonard community most of his life, moving to Waverly in April 2002. He had been a truck driver and worked at Lake City Arsenal and Marshall High School. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mt. Leonard and attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waverly. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Japan, and a 50-year member of Blackburn American Legion Post No. 478.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Lora Lee Schmidt and husband Wendell of Waverly; four sons, Ben Schroeder and wife Debbie of Springfield, Roger Schroeder and wife Judy of rural Marshall, Gene Schroeder and wife Cindy of rural Marshall and Doug Schroeder and wife Sharon of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one stepgreat-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister in infancy.
Additional information provided per family recompense.