Douglas Eugene Schroeder, age 66 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, June 8, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin, surrounded by his loving family. Douglas was born on June 15, 1952 in Alameda, California to Donald and Norma Jean (Henaman) Schroeder. He graduated from Austin High School in 1969. Doug served his country in the U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1972 and he went on to attended Austin Technical College and earned a couple of degrees. On June 5, 2010, Doug married Shellie Leidal in Austin. He worked in the HVAC industry and owned his own business in the early 1980’s until 1995. Doug also worked as a mechanic at various packaging companies. He was a hard-working man who loved to help everyone. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, bowling, and riding his Harley. Anyone that knew Doug, knows that he enjoyed M&M’s by the pound and Vanilla Wafers. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends, especially with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Doug was well loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife Shellie of Austin; his children, Jason Anderson of Brownsdale, MN, Irene (Scott) Hill of Dexter, MN, Kevin (Mindy) Schroeder of Delano, MN, stepdaughter, Heather (Brianna) Godtland of Albert Lea, MN and step son, Travis (Heather) Cameron of Albert Lea, MN; grandchildren, Miranda, Alyssa, Sabrina, Damian, David, Dezeray, Dawson, Dalton and Vatia; step grandchildren include Haley, Trista, Travis Jr. and Andrew; great grandchildren, Myla, Paityn and Theodore and step great grandchildren include Jayden and Jemma; brother, Doran (Darcy) Schroeder of Austin; and many nieces, nephews many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Norma Jean.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216, both of Austin, MN. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.