Kenneth Wayne Schroeder, age 65 of Boyne City passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, MI.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City with the American Legion Chaplin officiating.
Ken was born January 2, 1947 in Charlevoix County the son of Charles and Lucinda (Moore) Schroeder Hodgkin. Ken had many friends he enjoyed getting together with. He also enjoyed mushroom picking, going to the car races; and taking long drives on old country roads with family and friends. He was a member of Boyne City Eagles. Ken was a proud Sergeant in the Marine Corp from 1965 to 1969 serving two tours in Vietnam. Ken then went on to work several years as an Iron Worker and then became a Shop Supervisor in two Industrial shops until he retired at sixty-two years of age.
Ken is survived by wife Janice Schroeder; son Clifford Schroeder; daughters Lisa (Alan) Chanley, Lora McClure, Lanette Tompkins, Kenda (Dan) Hopkins; seventeen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister Paygie (Elmer) Lloyd; brother Faron Schroeder; numerous nieces and nephews. Ken was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Bud Schroeder; sisters Linda Ketola, Shirley Schroeder, Wanda Horrocks.