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Al Schroeder Creston

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Al Schroeder, 89, of Creston died March 7, 2013, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jonathan C. Watt will officiate. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Memorials may be directed to Care Initiatives Hospice of Greenfield or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Creston. Online condolences may be left at

Alden John Schroeder, son of Dena Marie (Blankemeir) and Fredrick John Schroeder, was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Belgrade, Neb.

Al graduated from Villisca High School May 23, 1941.

On Sept. 27, 1946, Al married Edythe Maxine England in Wathena, Kan.

Al worked as a theater manager for Commonwealth Theaters Inc. of Kansas City, Mo.

Through the years, they lived in Villisca; Creston; Shenandoah; Herington, Kan.; Manhattan, Kan.; Atchison, Kan.; Harrisonville, Mo.; Springfield, Mo.; and Papillion, Neb., until returning to Creston in 1980 to retire.

Al and Edythe were active members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Al is survived by his daughter Marcia (husband Robert) Titus of Milton, Fla.; sons, Dennis (wife Diana) Schroeder of St. Amant, La., Rodney (wife Kathy) Schroeder of Tolu, Ky., and Dave (wife Joella) Schroeder of Topeka, Kan.; brother Delbert (wife Judy) Schroeder of Villisca; brother-in-law Victor Herzberg of Villisca; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Henry “Hank,” Edwin “Ed” and Donald Schroeder in infancy; and sisters, Deloris “Jean” Herzberg and Viola Fastenau.

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