Willard L. Schroeder
Chesapeake – Willard Uncle Bill L. Schroeder went to be with the Lord January 21, 2008. Born to Harry and Alma Schroeder, he was a graduate of Elgin High School in 1956. After service 9 years in the Navy, he worked at the Norfolk NAS until his retirement. Raised in the Church of the Nazarene, he joined Calvary Temple Church 10 years ago. His courage, positive attitude, and Christian Faith in dealing with more than 40 years of Multiple Sclerosis has been an encouragement to all who knew him.
Survived by his brother, Robert Judith Schroeder of IL; nieces, Jennifer Todd Johnson, Sue Knautz, and Robin Hayword; nephew, Eric Schroeder; great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Donna S. Crane. Virginia family survivors are his niece, Anne Marie Chris Amos; great nephews, Seth and Jesse; great niece, Hannah; extended family including Elmer and Betty Baggott, and many other relatives; and live-in caregiver for more than 10 years, Kay Hamilton.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, siblings Genevieve, Laverne, Richard, and Caroline, and niece, Laura. Extended family preceded by Walter and Annie Harrison, and other relatives.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2008, at Calvary Temple Church, 5639 Brickell Rd in Norfolk with Rev. Chris Amos officiating. Interment will be private in Illinois. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd in Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.