John W. Schroeder
John W. Schroeder, 69, of Springfield, died at 11:21 am, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 8, 1947 in Springfield to Frank and Marjorie (Farley) Schroeder. He married Patricia Barlow on July 5, 1969 and she preceded him in death on March 4, 2012. Also preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Christina Lynn Smith; two infant brothers, two toddler brothers and three sisters, Margie Schroeder, Betty Fawns, Nancy Barlow.
Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer (Charles) Davis; four grandchildren, Christopher and Tiffany Smith and Patricia and Joseph Davis; three great grandchildren; five sisters, Francis Foster, Carol Hastie, Kathy Schroeder, Sue Matrisch and Judith Rench; 2 brothers, Richard and Robert Schroeder and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
John was a member of 3rd Presbyterian Church and a member of the Ironworkers Local #46. He was a United State Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
Graveside Service: 10:00 am, Monday, January 23, 2017 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. The family requests casual attire for services.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association.