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Charles E. Schroeder

October 29, 2019 May 24, 2014
Charles E. Schroeder
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Charles Edwin Franklin Schroeder was born October 29, 1919 in Effingham County near Moccasin, Illinois. He was the fourth child born into the Christian family of Johann "John" Ernest and Wilhelmine "Minnie" Henrika (Frerichs) Schroeder. Charlie grew up with brothers Arlin and Ervan and his sisters Frieda, Bernadine and Rosina Charlie was baptized in St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church and confirmed his faith at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Shumway, Illinois. He received his education from the Lutheran Church Schools. Charlie as never married. In1947 he moved to Summitt Township, Effingham County where he was a dairy and grain farmer all his life. Until five years ago he continued to drive a tractor, and combine. He was a Veteran of the United States Army being drafted to serve his country during WWII on September 28, 1942 receiving an Honorable Discharge on May 2, 1946. While serving in the Northern France Campaign he was seriously wounded on August 1, 1944 serving with Company "C" of the 110th Infantry 28th Division known as the "Bloody Buckets". His MOS as an Automatic Rifleman (746), was to provide cover for advancing troops and to take and hold enemy positions. He was very proficient in the use of all infantry hand weapons plus trained in hand to hand combat and in defense against enemy vehicles and personnel. For his service he received The Purple Heart, combat Bronze Battle Star and ribbons to include European African Middle Eastern Theater, American Theater Victory, and Good Conduct. Charlie would have fought for his country at any time should the military ever allowed him to return, even up until the day of his death. He was very proud to have served his county. Charlie had the privilege to be an honored Veteran going to Washington, DC to see his WWII Memorial with the Central Illinois Honor Flight in 2009. He also had the privilege of receiving a value of service from the French government during a ceremony in Springfield, Illinois on August 24, 2004. He was a member of St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church, VFW Post #7676 Altamont, where he served a number of years as Chaplain and other offices, American Legion Post #120 Effingham and was a very active bowler. For many years Charlie looked after and recorded the necessary information for the WXEF radio tower. He is survived by his: 2-Sister's-in-law:Mrs. Arlin (Bernice) Schroeder Mrs. Ervan (Lucille) Schroeder 2-Nephews:Jim (wife, Kathy) Schroeder Donald (wife, Pam) Schroeder 7-Nieces:Janice Pike Sherry (husband, Steve) Gorospe Erlene (husband, David) Russell Bonita (husband, Robert) Ellis Susan (husband, Jeff) DeAmann Sandy (husband, Charles) Bennett Ruth Smith Special Great Nephew: Erik Pike Special Great Nieces:Jill Pike LeAnn (Schroeder) Hardiek Special Great-Great Nephews: Aiden and Will Hardiek, Corbyn Pike And many other great Nephews and Nieces He was preceded in death by His: Parents:Johann (John) Ernest Schroeder Wilhelmine (Minnie)Frerichs-Schroeder 2-Brothers:Arlin Schroeder abd Ervan Schroeder 3- Sisters:Frieda and husband Orville Bernadine and her husband Carl Wallner Rosina and her husband Delmar Klitzing Memorials they may be directed to the Lutheran Care Center, St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church and or the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

Service:

Wednesday May 28th at 11:00 AM

St. Paul "Blue Point" Lutheran Church



Visitation:

5:00pm until 8:00pm and one hour prior to funeral services at the church

Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont , IL.

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