Henry O. Schroeder, Jr., 96, of Lyons, Ohio, died July 25, 2020, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
Born July 9, 1924 in Clayton, Mich., he was the son of Henry O. and Zelah (Rogers) Schroeder, Sr. He graduated from Clayton High School.
Henry enlisted in the United States Army during World War II. He proudly served from 1943 to 1945 and earned rank as Corporal. Henry was a rifleman and received the Combat Infantryman Badge. During his military service, Henry was stationed throughout the United States and various other countries, including northern France, Rhineland, central Europe, and an extended period in Germany. He earned the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He also received a Purple Heart for combat in 1944.
Upon his return state-side, Henry was employed as a general contractor throughout the local area until his retirement. He was a life member of the DAV 80th Division, as well as a member of the American Legion and the VFW. Henry was also an active member and fireman for the Lyons-Royalton Fire Department, where he served as past president. In his spare time, Henry enjoyed bowling and golfing, and loved to go fishing.
On Jan. 4, 1947, Henry married Iris James in Morenci. They shared more than 71 years of marriage until she preceded him in death in January 2018.
Henry is survived by son Doug (and Renée) Schroeder of Morenci; grandson Trenton (and Mandy) Schroeder of Greenville, Mich.; and three great-grandchildren, Serena, Sutton and Bronson.
In addition to his parents and wife, Henry was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Schroeder-Alexander; and siblings Doris Cooper, Dale Schroeder and Rose Neil.
All services will be private. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lyons-Royalton Fire Department.
Arrangements were handled by Wagley Funeral Home in Adrian.