Celebrating the life of Roger James Schroder
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Being a loyal supporter of the Winnebago High School boys basketball teams, he rarely missed a game. Last year, to his great surprise and delight, the entire team visited Roger at his home to present him with a basketball signed by all of the team members and coach Joe Murphy.
He was a lifetime member of the Forest City Dog Training Club, a Winnebago Wide Awakes 4-H Club leader and a member of the Winnebago Chapter American Field Service (AFS) hosting a student from France, Laurent deBatista in 1981-1982.
Thank you to Dr. Esfahani, and the very caring nurses and staff at Swedish American Cancer Center. Serenity Hospice and Home was a godsend in the last few weeks, a special thank you to Tracy and Val as well as all the other angels who tended to him at home and at the facility.
Roger is lovingly survived by his wife, Pat Schroder of Winnebago; daughter, Lisa (Bob) Warren of Machesney Park; son, Douglas Schroder of Pecatonica; grandchildren, Ryan (Lauren) Warren, Bradley Warren, Lori Schroder; great-grandson, Gavin Schroder; sister-in-law, Norma Schroder; several nephews and nieces; special friend, Cindy Rudy.
Roger is predeceased by his parents; brother, Fred Ross Schroder; sister Evelyn Thompson.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with Pastor Tim Spickler of New Life Bible Church of Winnebago officiating. Cremation rites to follow the service. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in the funeral home.