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Douglas Eugene Schroeder, 66

Douglas Eugene Schroeder, 66, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 8, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Douglas Eugene Schroeder, 66

Douglas was born on June 15, 1952, in Alameda, California, to Donald and Norma Jean (Haneman) 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 went on to attend Austin Technical College, earning 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 1980s 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, Minnesota, Irene (Scott) Hill of Dexter, Minnesota, and Kevin (Mindy) Schroeder of Delano, Minnesota; stepdaughter, Heather (Brianna) Godtland of Albert Lea, Minnesota; stepson, Travis (Heather) Cameron of Albert Lea; grandchildren, Miranda, Alyssa, Sabrina, Damian, David, Dezeray, Dawson, Dalton and Vatia; step-grandchildren, Haley, Trista, Travis Jr. and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Myla, Paityn and Theodore; step-great-grandchildren, Jayden and Jemma; brother, Doran (Darcy) Schroeder of Austin; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Norma Jean.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held from 4– 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216, both of Austin. 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. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.