AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Albert Schroeder, of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. He was 93 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie.
VISITATION will be held from 5-8 pm on Thursday, July 19th at the funeral home and again 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the church .
INTERMENT will at 11:00 am on Monday, July 23, 2018 in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls.
Albert Toby Schroeder, of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. He was 93 years old.
Albert was born on December 4, 1924 in the small community of Farming, near Albany, Minnesota. He was the fifth of eight children born to William and Elizabeth (Behnen) Schroeder. He attended country school and helped his family farm and log timber. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in Korea during the Korean War. He was discharged in August of 1951 and returned home to Minnesota where he worked as a heavy equipment mechanic. A few years later, Albert worked his own auto parts sales and distribution business.
On June 2, 1962, Albert was united in marriage to Marie Martha Eischens at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Two Inlets, MN. They made their home in Brainerd and were blessed with six children. Albert worked at the Brainerd State Hospital as a special schools counselor. After 17 years, he left to pursue dairy farming full time. The family settled on a farm in Ogilvie in 1984. After Albert retired from milking cows, he became an over the road truck driver. He drove for more than 10 years before finally taking full retirement in 2000. But not one to sit still, he began a labor of love building his own home using lumber he felled and milled himself. Albert loved to tend to his gardens and grew many vegetables and flowers over the years.
Albert was an active member of the catholic churches in his communities throughout his life. He was part of the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Aid. He was a lifetime member of the Brainerd VFW and active with the Ogilvie/ Mora American Legions. Albert was an inventor of handy, creative solutions for everyday problems. He will be remembered for his kindness and his friendship will be missed by many.
Albert is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Katie VanderVegt; siblings, Eddie, Lydia Maehren, Joseph, and Veronica Pasek.
He is survived by his wife Marie; children, Randy (Elaine), Robert, Mary (Mark) VanderVegt, Tom (Shanna), Rhonda (Brian) Downs, and Jim (Jaclyn); 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; brother Alex (Verona); sisters, Martha Gartner and Sister Carol Jean Schroeder OSB; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.