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Roy C. Schroeder
December 12, 1921 - April 03, 2017
In Loving Memory of Roy C. Schroeder
Roy C. Schroeder
December 12, 1921 – April 3, 2017, Roy now joins is lovely wife Doris for their next journey. He is the father of three surviving children, Michael, Elsa and Roy William (Bill) Schroeder. Roy has been a resident of Indianapolis for 70 years. He will be remembered with honor and respect by his grandchildren and great grandchildren as a man of integrity and with a heart that would sacrifice anything for his kids. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of what has been termed “The Greatest Generation”.
His career started with Western Electric as an accountant. Subsequently he became an account manager at Merrill Lynch, the company that he eventually retired from 30 years ago. He worked tirelessly for his customers to provide them the best financial advice and planning. The work ethic he demonstrated was the model for his three children. His philosophy was that if you have a job you love, financial success will follow.
Roy was always politically active, an early precinct committeeman and supporter of conservative values. He was an avid reader; it was not uncommon for him to read a book a week for years. Golf was his passion that he shared with his sons, and most of all his wife, Doris. He always was trying “a new swing”. Roy loved to sing. A second tenor, he was a member of the Indianapolis Maennerchor for years along with his brother in law, Alfred Hubert and his father in law, William Michael Hubert. He loved to break out in song and even serenaded his caregivers through the last years of his life.
Roy was born in Urbana Illinois and raised in Chicago. He is preceded in death by his brothers Paul and Donald Schroeder. A Cubs fan to the end, it brought him great pleasure to see his Cubbies win the World Series in 2016. Watching golf on TV when he could no longer play was also a great joy.
He will be missed by his family and friends. None of us wants to face reality that life ends and that we are fragile. We should all be so lucky to live our lives to the max as he did. Many in our society are not as lucky to have strong parents providing moral guidance, support, love and the caring it takes to get through the tough years. Becoming an adult and going out and fending for ourselves is easier with the right guidance and examples that great caring parents provide.
We all should be so fortunate to have role models as good as Mom and Dad. We were very lucky. Good seeds were planted in our lives.
Michael, Bill and Elsa.