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Leslie Thomas Schroeder

Leslie Thomas Schroeder

Leslie Thomas Schroeder, the youngest of nine children, was born on the family farm in Ewington Township, Jackson County, MN on July 27, 1932 to August and Rosa Jacobsen Schroeder. His grandparents Jochim and Christina Hansen Schroeder and Julius and Emma Paulsen Jacobsen emigrated to the USA and were born in various cities in Schleswig-Holstein Germany. Leslie attended Ewington Country School. He moved with his parents to Round Lake in 1946 and graduated from Round Lake High School. He joined the Air Force and later graduated from St. Cloud State University. Leslie spent the last years at the St Cloud Veterans Home and Hospital, St. Cloud, MN. He died there March 25, 2014 at the age of 81. Leslie is survived by four children and two step children, a brother Walt (Maxine) Schroeder and a sister Evelyn Wendling. A graveside burial service will be held, with the Round Lake Legion Honor Guard present, on Thursday, July 17 at 11:00 am at the Round Lake Cemetery. Leslie's nephew, Pastor David Schroeder of Abundant Life Ministries in Jefferson, IA will officiate. Following the service, a time of fellowship for family and friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, Round Lake, MN.