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Sheldon L. Schroeder

February 1, 1925 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 92)

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September 24, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Vandemore Funeral Home
580 East Ogden Ave
Geneseo, IL 61254

Private Graveside Funeral Service

Oakwood Cemetery
1060 South Oakwood Ave
Geneseo, IL 61254

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Sheldon L. “Pill” Schroeder


Sheldon L. “Pill” Schroeder, 92, of Geneseo, passed away on September 20, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. There will be a private graveside service on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo where Military Honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post 5083. Memorials may be left to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA.


Sheldon “Pill” was born on February 1, 1925, the son of Merle and Helen (Nelson) Schroeder in Geneseo, IL.  He graduated from Geneseo High School. After high school, Sheldon became a member of the United States Navy and served his country in World War II and the Korean War. Sheldon married Ethel Sommers on October 18, 1947 in Geneseo; Ethel preceded him in death on January 23rd, 2017. He was a lifetime grain and livestock farmer in rural Geneseo. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and watching basketball and football. Most of all, Sheldon enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. Sheldon attended the First Presbyterian Church in Geneseo.


Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Becky (David) Newton, Silvis, IL, and his three grandchildren, Stacy (Betsy) Demarest, Kimberly (Dan) Beug, and Lisa (Jeff) Nyberg. Sheldon also has ten great-grandchildren. His sister is Karen Judith (Donald) Doubler, Annawan, IL.


Sheldon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ethel, his son Mark Schreoder, his daughter, Kathleen Burgston, and two sisters. 

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