Lewis A. Schroder, 80, of 108 West Seventh Street in Jamestown died at 6:33 p.m., Wednesday (March 21, 2012) in WCA Hospital.
He was born Dec. 8, 1931 in Westfield, N.Y., one of 12 children of the late Thomas and Amy Batson Schroder.
Louie served in the US Navy from 1949 to 1951 and in the US Army from 1951 until 1954. He retired from Blackstone/Valeo where he had been employed for many years.
Lewis A. Schroder
Louie loved watching wrestling and the Buffalo Bills, fishing and hunting and enjoyed woodworking. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Surviving is his wife, Frances Wright Schroder whom he married Aug. 4, 1956; five children, Dan Schroder of Sinclairville, Marcia (Glen) Johnson of Jamestown, Diane (John) Bach of Salamanca, Robert (Kim) Schroder of Lutz, Fla., and Joyce Kightlinger of Cherry Creek; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five step- great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Ruthie Duncan, Alice Warner, Dorothy Wright, Miriam Wright and Florence Seekings.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Tom, Rubin, Raymond and Michael Schroder; two sisters, Mae Schroder and Margie Ceffili; daughter-in-law Denise Schroder; and a grandson, Glen Johnson Jr.
The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Monday, March 26 in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert E. Reeves officiated. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Kiantone. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, march 25 in the funeral home. You may light a candle in remembrance of Louie at www.lindfuneralhome.com.