Anthony James Schroeder (Tony, AJ, Red) went to be with the Lord on Aug. 1, 2012. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife Violet of 67 years, his parents Anthony and Viola Schroeder, brothers William (Bea) Schroeder, Joseph (Dot) Schroeder, sister Mary (Barney) Lobato. He is survived by his children Anthony (Patti) Schroeder Portales, NM, Patricia (James) Foechterle Farrell Pueblo, Carol (Don) Holman, Pueblo, and William (Brenda) Schroeder, Pueblo. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren James (Krissy) Schroeder Jose (Alandren )Blanton, Heather Blanton, Shawn (Tera) Foechterle, Michael (Kati) Foechterle, Heather Foechterle, Tiffany (Todd) Patterson, Pamela (John) Adams, Denise (Jason) Niccoli, Steven (Meagan) Schroeder, and Bryce Schroeder. Tony is also survived by 16 great grandchildren. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Special friend Sandy Herschel and the coffee group.
Tony was born in Creston, Iowa, Aug. 2, 1916, and graduated from Creston High School in 1935. He worked for the Burlington Railroad. He served in the U. S Navy during World War II as a Seabee in the South Pacific. He worked for CFI at Allen Mine and Frontier Power before going to work for the City of Trinidad. He worked for the City from 1949 to 1981 when he retired as Superintendent of Power and Lights. He was a member of Eagles, Knight of Columbus, Elks, Kiwanis and Archaeology Society. He worked many hours at the Colorado Welcome Center. He was Eucharistic minister.
Tony was a loving father and grandfather. His family was the love of his life. In his prime he loved to golf, walk, hunt, fish and look for arrowheads. Tony has lived in Pueblo for the past 5 years.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday Aug. 5, 2012, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral home with the Rosary to follow. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.