Obituary: William "Bill" Francis Schroeder


October 7, 2022

With deep sadness, William "Bill" Francis Schroeder, 81, of Scanlon passed away Sept. 29, 2022. He was born April 27, 1941, in Cloquet, the son of Francis and Grace (Bashterash) Schroeder. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Cloquet High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 through 1964. He was employed with Northwest Paper/Potlatch Corporation for 42 years, retiring in 2001 as foreman superintendent. Bill was a 20-year volunteer for the Scanlon Fire Department, and enjoyed watching his grandkids in sports, reading, and spending time with his family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Karen Schroeder; sister Elizabeth (Schroeder) Richardson; brother Michael Schroeder; father-in-law Dick Salo; and sister-in-law Susan Salo. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him, especially his wife of 33 years, Sandra (Tina) Schroeder; his children Kevin (Mary) Schroeder, Kelly (Mike Lonetto) Langenbrunner, Kimberly Munoz and Holly Vermeersch; grandchildren Makayla (Zak Jasken) Langenbrunner, Alex and Nicholas Munoz, and Madi and Emily Vermeersch; siblings Catherine, Tim, Ted (Judy), Jean (Belinda Moers), and Dor (Denise Brinson) Schroeder; mother-in-law Virginia Salo; sister-in-law Bonnie Salo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

A special thank-you to Lori and Rob Nelson for being great friends. We can always count on you to be there for us and for going above and beyond with kindness and generosity toward our family.

A private family service will be held. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit


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