Richard C. Schroeder

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS -

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.

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