Terry's Story

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Terry Gene Schroeder passed from this life into the arms of our Heavenly Father on January 21, 2018 at the age of 74 with his family by his side.

Terry Gene Schroeder was born in Miami, OK on November 19, 1943 to Leon William and Geraldine Faith (Longan) Schroeder. He married Linda Arnhart in 1964 and from that marriage had three daughters. He later married Bonnie Dudley at Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 1992.

He was raised in the Lutheran church and was a man of faith. He graduated from Stillwater High School in 1961, then relocated to Corning, CA where he worked for Diamond International for ten years before returning to Stillwater. He retired from National Standard where he was a loyal employee for 35+ years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Leon and Geraldine Schroeder.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie of 25 years; a sister, Cindi McDonald (Dale); three daughters, Terinda Schroeder, Rhonda Otto(Craig), Lorri Namin (Rob); four stepdaughters, Cindy Rolen, Cheryl Price (Delbert), Gina Ellis, Missy Cox (Tim); a special aunt, Arlene Longan; five grandchildren, Theron Schroeder, Jacob Van Gilder, Riley Namin, Jessica Van Gilder, Angel Andrew; and numerous other step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren who were all well-loved by him.

He was a loving husband, an amazing and protective father, brother, proud grandfather, and loyal friend to all. Terry loved the OSU Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys, enjoyed watching many sports, old westerns, and being with family. He was strong-willed, loyal, dependable, honorable, and determined. He touched many lives and will forever be missed by those fortunate enough to know him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00pm at Dighton-Marler Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. In lieu of flowers, we suggest donating to a charity of choice in Terrys name.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmarler.com.
Published on January 24, 2018
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