Keith Schroeder, 79, of New York Mills, formerly Fergus Falls, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Fargo, ND.
He was born January 20, 1935 in Fergus Falls to Henry and Martha Schroeder. He grew up and received his schooling in Fergus Falls. On February 5, 1953, Keith enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany. He was honorably discharged on January 24, 1956. Keith was employed as an over the road trucker for over 40 years. On December 14, 1967, he was united in marriage to Lucille (Mostue) Beckman in Fergus Falls, where they made their home. After he retired from over the road trucking, Keith drove truck for Minn-Dak Farmer's Co-op in Wahpeton, ND for approximately 13 years. Lucille passed away on December 4, 2009 and Keith moved in with his daughter and son-in-law shortly after her death.
Keith enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, watching western and action movies, driving truck, attending garage sales and auctions and conducting his own garage sales. He loved his wife Lucille and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter Martha (Mark) Bolstad of New York Mills; four step-children: Jerry Beckman of Fergus Falls, Dale (Luann) Beckman of rural Dent, Brenda Beckman of West Fargo, ND and Marty Beckman of Breckenridge; nine grandchildren: Andy (Ashley) Hovis, Justin Ott, Chris Schmidt, Kayla (Chris) Erickson, April (Seth) Grover, Kim (Trevor) Nelson, Markelle Bolstad, Erica Laddusaw and Alyssa Laddusaw and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lucille, and six brothers: Wally, Donny, Larry, Arlys "Red", Marlow and Gene.
Visitation: Friday from 4 to 7 PM at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls and resuming for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Service: Saturday at 2:00 PM at Tonseth Lutheran Church – rural Erhard
Clergy: Rev. Darrel Saatoff
Spring Interment: Tonseth Lutheran Cemetery
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls
Read Keith Schroeder's Obituary and Guestbook on www.glendenilson.com.