Russell Schroeder

russell schroeder
Russell Henry Schroeder passed away on May 20,2020 at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo ND from COVID19. Russell was born to William & Sarah Schroeder (Wright) in Valley City ND on July 10, 1942. He married Emily Schroeder (Waddington) on March 19, 1966. Russell loved fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends. He worked for many years with multiple youth programs, he loved working with kids and young adults. Russell always had a kind word and touched many lives. Russell is survived by his loving wife Emily Schroeder of 54 years, his children Julie (Royce Fenno) Fargo, ND, Shannon (Brian) Morin and 2 grandchildren Sterling Morin and Paige Morin Fargo, ND, Nieces and Nephew Daria, Janice & Dana and many great niece’s & nephews. Russell is preceded in death by his parents William & Sarah Schroeder, brother Dwight Schroeder SR, sister Janice Fields, granddaughter Madison Morin.

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  1. Emily and family,

    We are so sorry to learn of Russell’s passing. From the entire Valley City High School Class of 1961, we extend our sympathies. If it is OK with you, I will let all of our classmates know about Russell. May he rest in peace now.

  2. Thank you, Emily, for letting me spend so much time with your husband over the years. He and I had some great adventures. We traveled out hunting and fishing and the best part was the traveling its self. Russ was easy to talk with. He was well read and clear thinking. He had enthusiasm for the simplest things. He appreciated the smallest things. He reminisced in great detail his life and with great fondness your family events. I will miss him much but remember him often.

  3. Russ and I were friends all through school in Valley City and he and Emily attended our Hiliners 1961 “lunch bunch” gathering in 2015 at the Fargo Holiday Inn. It was great to see after all those years. So sorry to hear about his passing. I didn’t know he was at Villa Maria, which is not far from our home. Had visiting been permitted, I certainly would have stopped over. We’d have a lot of old times to talk about. May God be with Emily and your family and may He bless the memory of Russ Schroeder.

  4. I remember Russ from our school days in Valley City. Had I known he was at Villa Maria, not far from us, I would have visited if they allowed visitation. They didn’t during the COVID-19 period, which is still going on. Russ and I would have plenty of old times to visit about. Russ and Emily attended our Hiliners 1961 “lunch bunch” gathering at the Fargo Holiday Inn in 2015. It was great to see both of them! JoAnne and I send condolences to Emily and their family. May God be with you during this time and in the future and may He bless the memory of Russell Schroeder.

  5. Sad news indeed! Your dad was a father figure to many kids at Community Homes. I was blessed to be treated as extended family. Your parents taught me how to fish & often included me on family outings. My heart aches for his survivors! Julie & Shannon, you both won the dad lottery! His is a rich legacy! God bless you all for sharing him & his talents!

  6. I am do sorry to hear of Russell’s passing. We were high school classmates and our mothers were great friends who worked together at Mercy Hospital. My condolences to Ross’s.
    Mary Koch

  7. I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your husband, father, and grandfather in such a difficult situation. Sending much love to all of you. Hold on to all your wonderful memories of Russell.

  8. I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Russ. Please accept my sympathies and know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

  9. Emily and girls, So sorry to hear of Russ’ passing. Kay L. let me know. That brought back many more memories of Community Homes. Russ was a very nice man (except when it came to cribbage in the office); he was so gentle and the herds of kids loved him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time of transition.

  10. May God bless the memory of your husband, father and grandfather.
    With sympathy, Barb Stundahl

  11. Emmy, Julie, Shannon and families,
    My sincere sympathy in the loss of Russ. He was a very nice guy. May many good memories give you comfort.


  12. Emmy, Julie, Shannon, and families- My thoughts and prayers are with you. How heartbreaking not to be able to be with Russ at the end of his life here on earth. May you find comfort in knowing that he is at peace, and no longer in pain.

  13. Please take care Russell, put in a good word with the man above so that Les and I are able to catch a few fish. I will miss talking and fishing with you on our lake. Prayers for the family. Dennis and Karen Kooren

  14. Sending prayers and healing thoughts to all of you now and in the days to come. You have our deepest sympathy.

  15. Russell, my brother Lloyd and I were grade school friends. His farm was about two miles south of us and we spent a lot of time together. Putz and Sarah were just great to us. Putz loved to make scratch french fries and hot dogs and Sarah was famous for her decadent chocolate cake. We often went fishing with them at the lake and caught tons of bullheads. Russell’s brother, Dwight worked in Fargo and brought the first TV I ever watched to the Schroeder farm in 1952. We would watch Victory At Sea, Boston Blackie, and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. We would play in Russell’s attic with the WWI relics of Putzes like his uniform, leggings, and gas mask. Russ was a great, fun loving friend and even then he loved to hunt birds with his pump bb gun. We used to ride to school together dropping him off at Washington while we went on to St. Kates. Our parents would take turns driving. He was a great friend and I have special memories of all of our great times together. My condolences and sympathy to the Schroeder family. What a great guy and good friend.

    Luke Lorenz

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