Lee Schroeder, 80, of Emporia, Kansas passed away on October 23, 2019 after losing his battle with cancer.
He was born on October 8, 1939 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Bill and Lola Schroeder. After graduating from high school and attending college he joined the U.S. Navy where he served from 1958 to 1962.
For 50 years he pursued his love of broadcasting, taking him to New Mexico, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska and Kansas until his retirement in 2013.
He married Mary Kay (LeFort) Flanary and to this union one son, Tad was born. On June 23, 1984 he married Judy (Schwab) Hoffman in Abilene, Kansas and the blended family grew. Earlier this year Lee and Judy celebrated 35 years of marriage.
He is survived by his wife, Judy of the home; son, Tad and daughter-in-law Lisa Schroeder of Sherwood, Oregon; step-daughter, Heather (Hoffman) Dill, Olathe, Kansas and step-son, Cory Hoffman, Abilene, Kansas; sisters, Vicki Estes, Sikeston, Missouri and Karla Crocker, Alma, Arkansas; granddaughter, Holly Schroeder; step-grandsons, Tyler Hoffman, Ben and Corbin Dill; sisters-in-law, Janice Elliott and Pam Mosher; brother-in-law, Steve Schwab; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lola and a sister, Karen Tate.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Emporia. The family will greet friends in the church parlor from 10:00 A.M. until the service starts. Private graveside services will be held at Sutphen Mill Cemetery Northwest of Chapman, Kansas.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Emporia Alzheimer’s Support Group, Hand in Hand Hospice or the First United Methodist Church sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, PO Box 175, Emporia, KS 66801.