Richard C. Schroeder
Richard C. “Dick” Schroeder, 87, has graduated into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ, Nov. 8,
2017, in Prairie Grove, Ark.
He believed and held on to Philippians 3:14, “I press on toward the goal, for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” He was born June 26, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Walter and Martha Schroeder.
He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1948, became a crew chief at Andrews Air Force Base and was chosen for Air Force Intelligence. After eight weeks of briefing at the Pentagon, he was sent to Germany as a part of the 7057 Air Intelligence Squadron. His work dealt with interrogating German prisoners of war, then translating the information into English. This work lasted three years. He continued serving during the Korean War until 1953.
After his military service, he worked for a commercial and industrial painting corporation beginning at an entry level and becoming president and owner after 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, Joanne; his daughter, Kristen Sue; his second adoring wife of almost nine years, Annette; and his brother, Hans Walter Schroeder.
He is survived by two sons, Mark and his wife Betty and Gary and Sharon; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren, all living in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; a sister, Doris Czworkski; three stepsons, Kyle, Matthew, and Mark of Mena, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Christy and husband, David, of Farmington, Ark.; and a total of 11 stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held noon Friday, Nov. 17 at the Fayetteville National Cemetery with full military honors, with Pastor Lee Myane officiating.
Cremation and all arrangements by Moore’s Chapel of Fayetteville. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Prairie Grove First United Methodist Church; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.; or one of your choice.
To sign the online guest book visit www.mooresfuneralchapel.com.