In Memory of Richard Schroeder ’67
Rick Schroeder ’67, age 75, of Greendale, Wisconsin, passed away December 25, 2019.
Rick is survived by his wife Teri Clapper; son Ricky (Chrysee) Schroeder; daughter Elizabeth Schroeder; stepdaughter Teresa (Scott) Swift; stepson Chris (Christine Dettmer) Cyr; sister Barb (Tom) Knoff; nephew Scott (Randi Mastroianni) Cohen; step-grandchildren Eowyn and Ronan Swift, Alex and Ceci Cyr; other relatives and many friends. Rick was preceded in death by his parents Elizabeth “Libby” and Walt Schroeder.
Rick was born at Fort Riley, Kansas, graduated from Shorewood High School, earned his B.A. in history and economics from Ripon College, and his M.B.A. from Marquette University. He served in the US Army with the 32nd Armor Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky, as a Tank Unit Commander. He worked in financial planning most of his career.
Rick had a wonderful sense of humor, delighting in good chats with his friends. He was actively involved with the Shorewood High School Alumni Association and threw himself into the coordination of SHS Class of 1963 reunions throughout his adult life. Rick was a history buff and a natural teacher. He was adept at German, engaging in cultural activities and outreach to young people interested in practicing their language skills. His love of the outdoors included fishing, archery, and hunting. Passionate in his love of dogs, Rick’s beloved canine companions were Shadow and Lucky.
Rick’s family thanks the Clement J. Zablocki Veteran Affairs Medical Center (Milwaukee VA) for the love and care they provided Rick during the past two years. Memorial donations to the Milwaukee VA or Wisconsin Humane Society would be deeply appreciated.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.
Obituary can be viewed here.