dgar A. Schroeder, 80, of Onarga passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka surrounded by his children. He was born March 4, 1938 in Milford, the son of Clarence and Martha (Doeden) Schroeder. He married Ardith Cowan in Milford on July 14, 1957 and she preceded him in death on December 5, 2005. Edgar was also preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include three daughters, Joy (Allen) Niebuhr of Crescent City, Jeanne (Richard) Tarro of Onarga and Janell (Terry) Miller of Onarga; one son, Steven E. “Vern” Schroeder of Onarga; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three siblings, Harland (Sharon) Schroeder of Woodland, Gloria (Earl) Clauss of Loda and Stan (Chris) Schroeder of Milford; and a special aunt, Lorraine Goldenstein of Gilman.

Mr. Schroeder was a 1956 graduate of Milford High School. His lifelong passion was farming. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed trips to Las Vegas.

Visitation will be from 12:00 noon–2:00 pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.

Private family services will be held following the visitation. A private family graveside service will take place at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.

Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

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