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Obituary for Glen Schroeder


Glen Elmer Schroeder, 85, of Caledonia, Minn. passed away peacefully June 25, 2019. Glen was born in Caledonia January 13, 1934 to Elmer and Ada (Diersen) Schroeder. He graduated from Caledonia High School in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart Muriel Fruechte on December 11, 1954. Together they had four children and six grandchildren: Michael and his wife Andrea (Becker); Gina; Daniel and his wife Sheila (Dever), Ryan, Rebeckah, Miranda and Dylan; and Sara (Robert) Bullerman, Carson and Mick all of Caledonia. Glen spent his entire life farming, first with his dad and later with his sons. He was a leader in promoting the dairy industry at local, state and national levels on several boards and committees. Glen was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church of Eitzen, serving many years on the church council and in the church choir. Glen was a pilot and a member of the Clover Leaf Flyers. He also gave back to the community serving as Portland Prairie 4-H leader, Eitzen Bank director and an active member of the Eitzen Lions helping at most of their activities. He was honored with the Melvin Jones Award in 2016. Glen is survived by his wife of 64 years Muriel, children and grandchildren, sisters Marilyn (Gary) Grob and Sandy Wiegman, brother and sister in laws Arnold and Liz Fruechte, Vernon and Naomi Fruechte, Neil and Sharon Fruechte and Lawrence and Judy Fruechte and 20 nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father in-law, brother Duane, sister and brother in-law Bernice and Norm Kohlmeyer, brother in-law Robert Wiegman, nephew Allyn Kohlmeyer, nephew in-law Tim Viner, great nephews Peter and Paul Barney, sister and brother in-law Eloyse and Ray Asmus , nephews Terry and Randy Asmus and nephew in-law Richard Meyer. After retiring from the farm Glen spent his time keeping up his beautiful yard and flowers and garden. Family, faith and community were Glen’s life. Services will be Monday July 1 at 2:00 at Zion Lutheran Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. A celebration of Glen’s life will follow from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Eitzen Community Center. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Caledonia Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com Special thanks to the staff at Claddagh Senior Living.