Obituary by Dennis Schroeder (1948 – 2021) – Cheyenne, WY
Dennis was born on December 8, 1948 in Clinton, Iowa to Wilbert “Gus” and Lois (Steinke) Schroeder. One of his favorite childhood hobbies was playing baseball.
After graduating from high school, Dennis enlisted in the United States Army from 1967 to 1970. He served as an E-5. After returning home, Dennis married his high school girlfriend, Phyllis McAndrews, on November 14, 1970.
Soon after, he enrolled at the University of Iowa in Iowa City where he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree.
A few years after starting their family, Dennis and Phyllis moved to Cheyenne where he was offered a managerial position at the Home Ranch Motel. After this job, he worked as Director of Financial Aid at Laramie County Community College and H&R Block. He always said his colleagues and students were the best parts of his job. He made lifelong friendships with a number of colleagues.
Dennis was also an active member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he served on the finance committee and as Eucharistic minister.
Dennis cherished his time with his family. He loved to attend sporting events for his children and grandchildren as he was one of their biggest fans. Dennis created a special bond with his grandchildren and in return they idealized him.
Other favorite pastimes included watching the Andy Griffith show and westerns, playing games like Bridge, and spending time with his family. His love for Christmas was no secret. Each year, the Schroeder House shone with the holiday spirit thanks to Dennis and his decorations.
Characterized as a nice man by everyone who knew him, Dennis never did sweat the little things and always had a smile on his face.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 50 years, Phyllis; son, Michael (Christina) Schroeder of Beatrice, NE; son, Trent (Brandy) Schroeder of Snohomish, WA; and her daughter, Amanda (Craig) Morgan of Cheyenne; grandchildren, Joshua, Jasmin, Kiley, Lilyanna, Grayson, Matthew and Aspyn; siblings, Randy (Anna) Schroeder, James (Sally) Schroeder, Susan Zeller and Alan (Kelly) Schroeder; sister-in-law, Marie Trinidad; and several nieces and nephews.
Dennis is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Robert and Duane; and brothers-in-law, Dana Zeller and Reuben Trinidad.
A funeral liturgy in honor of Dennis will be celebrated on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1808 Hot Springs Ave., Cheyenne.
A memorial will be established by the family at a later date.
Condolences can be presented to the family online at www.schradercares.com
Posted by Wyoming Tribune Eagle September 23-24, 2021.