February 9, 1936 - August 31, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, September 7th, at 12:00 Noon at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud, for David F. Schroeder, age 80, of Sartell, formerly of St. Cloud, who died on Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Scott Pogatchnik will officiate. Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call on Tuesday between 4:00-8:00 PM at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and on Wednesday one hour prior to services at the Church. Parish Prayers will be at 6:30 PM.

David was born February 9th, 1936 in St. Cloud to Fred and Rose (Zimmer) Schroeder. He grew up in Sauk Rapids and graduated from Sauk Rapids High School in 1955. He married Shirley Graham on September 7th, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He made his home on the east side of St. Cloud for over 30 years. He worked at the Sauk Rapids Post Office, the St. Cloud Times and then for 20 years at Dezurik’s from which he retired.

David loved to sing, play cards and to go on trips. He was very proud of his German heritage. He took great pride in the music and the cooking. David played cribbage whenever he had the chance. David was a life-long member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie # 622, and was in the Barbershoppers and St. Augustine’s Choir for many years. David served with the men’s breakfast group for many years.

David was a very generous man with his family and with the many ministries he supported. He had an incredible positive attitude despite the physical problems with his legs. “I’m getting better all the time” he would say. “Watch out, I’m gonna run now”. Well your running and dancing in heaven now Dad.

David is survived by two children, Cameron Schroeder (Jeanie) Sauk Rapids, Cara Hillman (Larry) Sauk Rapids, grandchildren, Matthew (Krista) and Jennifer Schroeder, and Carisa and Josiah Hillman, brother, Lee Schroeder, Winston-Salem, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley Ann, January 4th, 2004, brothers, Fred, Mark, Gene, Julius and Roman Schroeder, and sister Jeanette.

Memorials are preferred.

The family would especially like to thank all those people that are involved with first responder emergency services.