Dennis Glynn Schroeder

Dennis Glynn Schroeder, 84, Rockford, IL, formerly Gillett, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

Dennis was born in Underhill on July 22, 1934, a son of the late Glynn W. and Ruth (Vorpahl) Schroeder.   He attended area schools, and moved to Rockford, IL as a young man before being drafted into the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  Dennis proudly served for two years before receiving an honorable discharge.

After his military service, Dennis returned to Rockford where he enjoyed a long and rewarding career as an operating engineer for Sjostrom & Sons Construction.  Dennis was very gifted when it came to fixing things and understanding how they worked.  He was a member of Operating Engineers, Local #150 union for over 50 years.

Following his father’s passing, Dennis took over his families homestead in Underhill.  He was an avid collector of cars, tractors and other farm equipment and made regular trips and visits back home throughout his lifetime.

Dennis was a lifelong Lutheran attending church at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rockford and Christ Lutheran Church when he came back home.  He was extremely social and was happy to visit those he knew in nursing homes.  Dennis was active in German Club and Lombardi Club.  He attended Polish Fest, Beckman Sawmill Days and was involved with the Midway Village Civil War Reenactment.  Dennis attended the Iola Car Show each year and enjoyed going to flea markets.  He loved polka music and was an excellent polka dancer and was also a great cook.  He was always happy to share his talents with friends and family.  He will be sadly missed.

Dennis is survived by his siblings: Lenore M. Robertson of Costa Mesa, CA, Iris D. Schroeder of Rockford, IL, Judith M. Pecore of Oshkosh and Stephen R. (Debbie) Schroeder.  He also leaves his dear friends, whom he regarded as family, Merrill (Sheila) Mihm of Rockford and their children: CJ (Sarah) Shelley (Drew) and Matthew.  Dennis is further survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Diana Schroeder; his brother, PFC Maynard R. Schroeder and his sister Holly Tucker.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124).  Visitation continues Monday, March 25, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH-HINTZ (6905 Red Banks Road, Gillett, WI 54124).  A funeral service will be held at 11 AM with Pastor Michael Paholke officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Services

Visitation

Sunday, March 24, 2019

4 to 7 PM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 E. Main Street

Gillett, WI 54124

Visitation

Monday, March 25, 2019

9:30 to 10:45 AM

Christ Lutheran Church-Hintz

6905 Red Banks Road

Gillett, WI 54124

Funeral Service

Monday, March 25, 2019

11 AM

Christ Lutheran Church-Hintz

6905 Red Banks Road

Gillett, WI 54124

Graveside Service

Monday, March 25, 2019

12 Noon

Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery-Hintz

6905 Red Banks Road

Gillett, WI 54124

4 entries on “Dennis Glynn Schroeder

  1. Sorry to hear of your loss. Dennis was such a friendly guy, always ready to talk and spend time with friends.

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