Martin H. Schroeder, Jr., age 80, of Columbus died Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at the Golden Living Center in Columbus. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2007 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus with Reverend Richard Bringewatt officiating. Visitation is 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Monday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. with a 10:15 a.m. Family Prayer Service all at the church. Burial is in the Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in Columbus.
Martin H. Schroeder Jr. was born August 23, 1926 in Ulysses, Nebraska to Martin T. and Wilhemine (Damm) Schroeder. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church Millerton, Ne. Martin graduated from Ulysses High School in 1944. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Divisek on September 19th, 1948 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in Butler County for 21 years before moving to Columbus in 1972. Martin worked for Behlen Mfg. Co for 42 years retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was an active member of Behlen Retiree Club. Martin enjoyed traveling, spending time with grandkids and great grandkids , also spending time on his many projects in his garage. Martin enjoyed singing and was in a barber shop quartet during serveral centennial celebrations. Martin fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a kind, loving, hard working man. He will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
Martin is survived by:
Daughter Jackie (Jim) Krzycki of Columbus, NE
Son Ken (Deb) Schroeder of Lincoln, NE
Daughter Kim (Tim) Forney of Columbus, NE
Brother Clifford (Alfreda) Schroeder of Columbus, NE
Sister Ruth (Jack) Worman of Salina, KS
Sister Maxine Mashek of Ulysses, NE
Granddaughter Jenny (Robert) French of Columbus, NE
Grandson Jeff Buntgen of Wichita, KS
Grandson Ryan Schroeder of Fremont, CA
Grandson Matt (Cindy) Ernst of Columbus, NE
Grandson Josh Schroeder of Arnold, MD
Granddaughter Melissa Nickolite of Lincoln, NE
Grandson Nick Birkel of Columbus, NE
Grandson Andrew Forney of Columbus, NE
Grandson Adam Forney of Lincoln, NE
seven Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by:
Wife: Mary Ann Schroeder
Parents: Martin T Schroeder & Wilhemine Schroeder
Brother-In-Law: Maurice Mashek Sr.
Memorials maybe directed to Donors Choice or Family Wishes