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Wilfred F. Schroeder

Wilfred Frank Schroeder, 84 of Carrington, N.D. died peacefully at the home where he was born. On March 28, 2012 he passed with all his family around him.

Born July 8, 1927, the son of Frank and Alice (Doeling) Schroeder, Wilfred was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Bordulac, ND. He graduated from Carrington High School in 1944 and worked both for Northwestern Bell and farmed. On November 19, 1950, he was united in marriage to BettyLou Wells at Carrington. He entered the US Army where he served in the Korean War in 1951 and 1952 with the 25th Lightning Infantry Division, 27th Wolfhound Regiment and later, with the 24th Infantry Division during the occupation of Japan. He received an Honorable Discharge from Camp Carson, Colorado.

Wilfred's community service includes director for Bordulac elevator, Carrington Farmers Union, and Barlow township committee and school board. He was also a member of the North Dakota Holstein Association, North Dakota Simmental Association, Milk Producers Association of North Dakota and North Dakota Society of Range Management, appointed by Governor Art Link. In 1963, he received the Foster County Outstanding Young Farmer award and later during his career, the NDSU Outstanding Agriculturist award.
As a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington, he also served as head usher.

Wilfred was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans. His military honors will be presented by the McCreary-Bonderud VFW Post #3524, the American Legion, and the National Guard.

After retiring from farming and ranching, he devoted time to enjoying his grand- and great-grandchildren, catching and eating northern pike, gardening with Betty, and his daily long country walks. It is no secret that Wilfred loved the farm he and his wife had built and the fact they did it all together.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61-plus years, BettyLou, 3 sons Jerome (Karen) Fargo, Allen (Paula) Carr, CO, Wes (Brenda) Cold Spring, MN, one daughter Becky (Jeff) Engels New Rockford, ND, their daughter-in-law Chris Schroeder, Carrington, as well as 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Lorraine Wells, Las Cruces, NM.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jeff, and brother, Arnold.

Posted Condolences:


Name: Jerome

Date: 4-2-12

Message: Thanks to all for your kind words, generous memorials, and prayers.


Name: Arlene Franchuk

Date: 3-31-12

Message: My sympathy to all the family, especially to Lorraine, who became a good friend through bowling in Fargo.  I enjoyed her friendship, and try to keep in touch with her.


Name: Burdette & Gayle Bond

Date: 31 March 2012

Message: So sorry to learn of the passing of a fellow Wolfhound; our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  [Burdette Bond, 2/27, 25th Inf Div]



Date: 3-31-12




Name: Mark Brown

Date: 3/30/12

Message: Wes and Family,
My condolences on your loss, I still remember time spent as a child around the farm, the cows, the hay bales and all the other that were part of those times. Country bible school at the school house down the road from our farm and 4-H down the road from your place. My thoughts are with you all.



Name: Val Tollefson Bibow

Date: 3-30-12

Message: Betty and Family,
You are in all our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry that we cannot be at Wilfreds services but are grateful we were able to see him and say goodbye. He has been a special neighbor and friend to my family and of course, my parents. He will be greatly missed!

Val, Bruce and families


Name: Lisa Doeling Wiest

Date: 3-29-2012

Message: So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Name: Kathy Ferguson Hamre

Date: 3-28-12

Message: Prayers are with you at the loss of Wilfred. He was a wonderful neighbor to us. It was also fun to visit with him when he would come to visit his Mother. The 2 Alices had a wonderful relationship. Will be thinking of you.


Name: Dave Franzen

Date: 3/28/2012

Message: JW,
My sincere condolences on the death of your father. A father's death is always sad no matter what the circumstances. You and your family have my prayers as you go through this tough time.


Name: Linda McCaw

Date: 3-29-12

Message: J.W. I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I've been through this. It's tough but faith will get you through. Take care.
Sincerely, Linda McCaw, NDSU Ag Communication Dept


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