Adolf Schroeder

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Due to hardship in Poland, Adolf’s family immigrated to Asuncion, Paraguay, when he was 2. They contended with heat, illness and poor harvests. After his siblings left home, Adolf had to leave elementary school to help at home. When they could not sustain the farm, the family moved to Argentina. Adolf met Tina in 1956. They moved with 3 children to Germany in 1964 and to Vancouver in 1966. Adolf worked hard and sacrificed for his family. He retired from the construction industry at 60. Adolf and Tina retired to Abbotsford, B.C., in 1987 and began raising their 6-year-old granddaughter Louise in 1989. In 1992, Adolf received Jesus as Saviour. Tina died following an extended illness in 2000. Two years later, Adolf survived surgery to correct an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He moved into a senior’s complex in 2004. He lived his last days with Louise’s family. Adolf was an overcomer. After 45 years as a heavy smoker, Adolf quit at 60. He survived pancreatic cancer, walked away from two serious car accidents, coped with hearing loss, persevered through poverty.

  • Birth: February 13, 1927
  • Birthplace:
    Czattkau, Marienburg, Poland
  • Death: June 21, 2017

  • Parents:
    Heinrich & Albertine Schroeder
  • Married:
    Tina Reimer, 1956 [d. 2000]
  • Family:
    sons George, Alexander, Herbert; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson
  • Baptism:
    King Road MB, Abbotsford, B.C.