Paul Schroeder, 85, of Fargo, ND and formerly of Davenport, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at his home. He was born on June 16, 1934 to Robert and Julia (Maedl) Schroeder, growing up with brothers, Howard and Darrol, in a house with a white picket fence, rural Davenport. After graduating from Davenport High School, he attended North Dakota State, then known as NDAC, for several years until joining the family farming operation. A college friend invited him to play cards at an apartment above Leeby’s Market on Broadway in Fargo. It was here that he met the love of his life, a beauty from South Dakota, Adele Fisher. Shortly thereafter, he told his mom that he met the girl he was going to marry. They were married January 18, 1958 in Redfield, SD. The births of their three children soon followed. Paul was extremely proud of his children, their spouses, and his grandchildren, never wasting an opportunity to share a story about them. A proud, lifelong member of Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport, he served many roles throughout the years. It was a special place for him as his father helped to transport bricks by horse and buggy from Fargo to build the beautiful structure where it stands to this day. Paul is survived by his children, Craig (Amy); Carla (David) Noah, and Stanton (Jill) Schroeder, all of Fargo. Paul is also survived by his grandchildren, Rachel of Washington D.C., Ashlynn (Alex), Jack, Julia, Elsa, Vivian and great-grandson, Arthur, all of Fargo; as well as many other cherished family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard and Darrol; and beautiful wife, Adele, in 2016. Paul is remembered for his optimism, big smile, and love of all people. There will be a memorial service at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport. The first portion of the service will be outside and the public will be asked to stay in their cars. Burial at Canaan Moravian Cemetery.

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  1. Our sincere condolences to the entire Schroeder family. I knew Paul through the Shriners. I always enjoyed visiting with him and he was never without a smile. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Drew and Pam Likness.

  2. Craig, Carla, Stan and family I am very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I started working summers on the farm in 1957. Of course, I knew Robert, Julia and the whole Schroeder family in the 8 summers that I spent working with them.

    I remember when Adele and Jean were on the way to the farm during combining time and, Adele thought that the barley must have been very crisp because the boards broke the stems off as it rotated. Not being a farm girl, Adele did not know that there was a blade that cut the stems off close to the ground.

    I enjoyed many laughs, lunches, dinners and long working hours with the Schroeders. They always treated me like I was one of the family. I have kept in touch with them by calling several times a year for the last 50 years. I too will miss Paul and the whole family.

  3. I was so saddened to hear the passing of Paul. He was such a pleasant, smiley noble to visit with.
    My prayers are with his family this day-

  4. Our sincere condolences to the family. May your many memories carry you through this sad time!
    Bob and Erika Hageman

  5. So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was such a sweet guy. You are in my thoughts now and in the days to come.

  6. Paul will be missed by so many. He was such a sweet soul. I will miss his visits. Prayers to his family

  7. Having attended Kindred High School with my friend Stan, I had the very good fortune to know his parents, Paul and Adele. Over the years I got to know them and have always thought Stan, Craig and Carla were so lucky to have such fantastic parents. I always looked forward to seeing them whenever I would visit at the farm in Davenport or when I would stay over at their lake house on Pelican. They were such a pleasure to talk with as they always showed so much interest in the “goings on” in my life. They were both a wonderful part of some of my fondest memories growing up near Fargo.

    My deepest sympathy to the Schroeder family.

  8. Barb and I were so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Seems like we have known him forever and he was a great friend. You could not find a nicer guy. I think back on all the Shrine trips we made together especially the Walleye Connection to Ballard’s for so many years. You are in our thoughts now and in the days to come.

    Dave and Barb

  9. We are sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Paul had a way about him that made one feel better and happier after meeting and talking with him, and even if he was busy he had time. . He leaves a great legacy of happiness and optiimism. May peace and comfort bless his family during this time. Rev. Chuck & Kaye Belzer

  10. So very sorry to hear about Paul! He was a friend of mine and my family for ever! RIP Paul!! Sending healing prayers to the whole family!! God Bless

  11. I want everyone to know how much he will be missed. My only uncle on my dad’s side of the family and the last of our uncles. My brothers and I are grieving along with our cousins. I wish we could all be there to say goodbye. He will always be in our hearts.

  12. Schroeder kids and families……So sorry to hear about Paul….I just saw him in Feb.at Peters funeral …I’ll always remember the story of when Paul and Dad bought a Harley together.(theres a pic of your Dad on it somewhere.)After my parents got married they needed a new refrigerator so Dad had to sell his half to Paul to get it.The fridge lasted 30plus yrs.Wonder where the Harley went…wish I had it now..even though we loved our Parents -yours were the “cool ” parents we all wanted….Now they’re all back together reminiscing about all the great times they had back in the “Good old Davenport Days”!! Prayers for you, Paul Heuer

  13. so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a true gentleman. I met Paul several years ago when he needed sandbags and served with his brother Darrol in the Air Guard. A great bunch of guys!

  14. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you! I always enjoyed your dad; always so pleasant to be around! Time seems to go by so quickly. Cherish your memories you had with your dad. May you feel God’s peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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