Donald (Rich) Schroeder, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Denham, MN on Monday, November 13, 2023 after a long battle with Cancer.
He was born September 21, 1951 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Arles (Don) and Muriel Schroeder. He was the oldest of 6 children. Rich graduated from Harding High School in St. Paul in 1969.
Rich served in the Army and then worked for many years as a Millwright until his retirement in 2001. After his retirement he moved to Denham, MN where he shared a home with his wife Becky and their beloved dog Loki.
Although he officially retired from his career as a Millwright, he never fully retired. Rich was a very creative man and loved working with his hands. If anyone needed any welding or wood working done, Rich was the guy.
He was still working on projects, which included building a new home for himself and Becky, until shortly before his death.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Muriel Schroeder and his brother Andrew Schroeder.
Rich is survived by his wife of 39 years Becky Schroeder, his children Richard, Rachel(Rolf) Nelson and Alysia(Dennis) Vann, step-children Jessica(Kent) Schroeder, Dusty(Victoria) Elling, Karl(Jessica) Elling, 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. His siblings Steve, Mike, Kim(Bill) Beamish, Kent(Jessica), sisters and brothers in-law and many nieces and nephews as well as the many, many friends that he made over the years.
The family would like to thank the St. Croix Hospice team for the care and support that was given to them during this time.
There will be a celebration of life for Rich in the late Spring/early Summer of 2024.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Donald
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Duluth