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Richard L. Schroder

August 11, 1945 — November 19, 2021

Richard Schroder, 76, of Lenexa, Kansas passed away on November 19th, 2021. He was born on August 11th, 1945 in Topeka, Kansas. He was raised by his parents Carl & Sadie Biggart and spent a lot of time with his grandmother and uncles in Oskaloosa, Kansas.

Richard was a proud Topeka High School graduate. He went on to graduate from Washburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and received his Master’s in Biology from Fort Hays State University. Richard graduated from JCCC Nursing School in 1991. Before his time at Fort Hays State, he enlisted in the United States Army serving four years of active duty with a year being in Vietnam. He remained in the army as a reservist. Richard was employed at KU Medical Center in the Pharmacology Department and later by the Plastic Surgery Department. He went on to retire from Johnson County Community College where he taught certified nursing assistants.

He was active in the Civil Air Patrol, The Masonic Lodge and several appendant bodies, The Commemorative Air Force and The Overland Park American Legion. Richard was a deacon at the Shawnee Presbyterian Church. Richard married Patricia Palmer on July 3rd, 1969. They raised two sons, William and Steven. Richard was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Schroder; two sons, William (Amber) Schroder and Steven (April) Schroder; six grandchildren and one uncle, Hiram Stockwell.

Memorial donations in Richard’s name may be made to The Lenexa Masonic Lodge, The Commemorative Air Force or the Biology Department at Washburn University or Fort Hays State University. A memorial service for Richard will be held on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the Wyandotte County Lodge #3, 2835 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109.


Final Resting Place

Leavenworth National Cemetery
150 Muncie Road
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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