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Lawrence R. “Dick” Schroeder, 91, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on October 12th, 2023, at Bethany Home.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16th, 2023, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road with a wake service to be at 2:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 17th, 2023, at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church with Fr. Steven Garner officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #6 and the Iowa Army National Guard.
Dick was born on July 28, 1932, in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Lawrence and Elecia (Miller) Schroeder. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School, St. Columbkille High School, and Loras Academy for college.
He married Pat A. Bauer on February 14, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He served in the US Army 1st Airborne Division from 1953 to 1955. He worked for National Butter Co, Dubuque Packing Co. and Farmland Foods. He was on the Board of Director’s with Dupaco Community Credit Union from 1973 to 2010.
Dick loved his beautiful family, and they meant the world to him.
He is survived by his wife Pat; daughter Mary (John) Ervolino; sons David (Deb) Schroeder, and Tom (Mary Kay) Schroeder; daughters-in-law Kathy Schroeder and Chris Schroeder; his brother Don Schroeder; sister-in-law Shirley Fuller; brother-in-law Tom (Judi) Bauer; sister-in-law Sam Bauer along with 16 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sons Mike and Paul; his parents Larry and Elecia; father and mother-in-law Joseph and Catherine Bauer; a sister Pat Schroeder; sisters-in-law Estelle Schroeder, Bernice Bauer and Marie Bauer; brothers-in-law Merlin Fuller, Deeder Bauer and Bob Bauer; nephews Jeff and Dennis Schroeder, Jr. Bauer and Jim Parker.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dubuque and the staff of Bethany Home for all their wonderful care they gave to Dick.
In lieu of flowers a Lawrence R. Schroeder memorial fund will be established.