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Richard (Dick) Schroeder Obituary

Richard (Dick) Leonard Schroeder
Richard (Dick) Leonard Schroeder

June 6, 1931 - August 17, 2017
Born in Hammond, Indiana
Resided in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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Richard Leonard Schroeder
Richard (Dick) Leonard Schroeder, age 86, of Hilton Head Island, passed away peacefully in his home on August 17, 2017 after courageously battling cancer for several years.

He was born June 6, 1931, in Gary, Indiana and raised in Hammond. He graduated from Hammond High School and Purdue University, earning a B.S. in Air Transportation Engineering. He served in the U.S. army in Japan. After initial employment with Richards Wilcox, Inc., in Aurora, Illinois, Seattle and Portland, he transferred employment to Warner Gear, Inc. in Muncie, Indiana. He culminated his 26-year career as vice president of sales. Dick’s job required extensive travel throughout the world, and included a four-year assignment to Biggleswade, England, where he served as managing director of a Warner Gear division as well as head of international sales.

In 1984 he, with his wife, Patty, formed Covenant Enterprise, Inc., and purchased Plantation Cabinetry on Hilton Head Island. Dick served as President for twenty-eight years, successfully growing the business and providing employment for his, and many other, Hilton Head families. It continues as a family business, with his children managing operations now.

Dick was a dedicated Christian and very active in his church throughout his life, fulfilling many roles including Clerk of the Session at Providence Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head. His devotion to his Lord, to his family, his community, his work and to his play, always expressed with honesty and great humor, made his life most joyful.

Dick is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Patty (nee Misner), their three children, David (Janet nee Striplin), Jim, and Miriam (Jay Cotter), and their nine grandchildren, to whom they have been and will always be completely devoted.

The memorial service will be held at Providence Presbyterian Church, Saturday September 2nd 2017 at 1:30 pm. Contributions may be given to Providence Presbyterian Church and/or Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.

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Memorial Service
Providence Presbyterian Church
171 Cordillo Pkwy.
Hilton Head Island, SC USA 29928
Saturday, September 2, 2017
1:30 PM





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