Services are 10:30 A.M., Monday, August 5, 2013 at St. John Lutheran Church in Wagner. Burial is the ZCBJ Cemetery, rural Wagner, with Military Honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 PM at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Wagner.
Wayne K. Schroeder was born November 30, 1925 in rural Wagner, SD, the son of Frank and Calista (Chauncey) Schroeder. He died Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Lake Andes Healthcare Center in Lake Andes.
Wayne graduated from Wagner High School in 1943. He farmed until he left to serve his country in the Army during the Korean War.
Wayne married Elaine Giedd on August 30, 1954 in Wagner. Together they farmed east of Wagner his entire life.
Wayne will be remembered for his enjoyment of sports and watching his kids play their sports. He enjoyed gardening and loved to hunt and fish in his younger years.
Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Elaine of Wagner; six children: Kenneth of Sioux Falls; Carrie (Larry) Wehr of Harlan, IA; Roger (Beth) of Wagner; Randy (Barb) of Atkinson, NE; Grant of Britton; and Ruth of Rapid City; six grandchildren: Calvin Wehr; Ryan Schroeder; Kara Beiswanger; Austin, Jodi and Karlee Schroeder; and several nieces and nephews.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Myrtle Schroeder and Emma Davis; and three brothers: Clarence, Lawrence and Leo Lucky Schroeder.