Alvin H. Schroeder, age 74, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Military Honors by Beack-Thompson American Legion Post #126.
Alvin Herman Schroeder was born on June 23, 1948, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Herman and Sophia (Plath) Schroeder. Alvin was baptized as an infant on July 14, 1948, at Zion Lutheran (West Lynn) Church in Lynn Township, Minnesota. He received his education in Hutchinson.
Alvin entered active military service in the United States Army in 1967, and served his country during Vietnam. He received an Honorable Discharge on December 2, 1969, and achieved the rank of Specialist 4th Class.
On March 29, 1971, Alvin was united in marriage to Susan Ehrreich at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with three children, Michelle, Richard, Marlene. Alvin and Susan resided in Cosmos, Minnesota for 35 years before making their home in Hutchinson. They shared almost 52 years of marriage.
Alvin was a life-long farmer. He was also employed at Cenex in Litchfield, Minnesota for seven years from 2004-2011, and was a Firearm Safety Instructor for 38 years. Alvin was a proud recipient of the “Instructor of the Year” award. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos, Minnesota. Alvin was also a lifelong member of the Hutchinson VFW Post 906, Cosmos American Legion Post 126, Cedar Mills Gun Club, and Cedar Mills Carting Association.
Alvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Alvin passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, at the age of 74 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Alvin is survived by his:
Wife, Susan of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Michelle Flachmeyer and her husband, Dave of Hutchinson, MN,
Richard Schroeder of Hutchinson, MN,
Marlene Robinson and her husband, Jeremey of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Derick Flachmeyer, Tyler Schroeder, Nevaeh Adams, Wyatt Schroeder, Jayden Swanson, Hunter Schroeder, Courtney Robinson, Madelyn Keim;
Great-grandchildren, Bailor Keim, Emma Keim, Theodore Keim, Taylor Robinson, Lincoln Robinson;
Brother, Donald Schroeder and his wife, Sharon of Hutchinson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Alvin is preceded in death by his Parents, Herman and Sophia Schroeder; Stillborn Son; Sister, Freida Reinitz and her husband, Kenneth.