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Eugene Schroeder

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Eugene’s family immigrated to Canada in 1930, settling near Drake, Sask. At age 2, he got lost and was found the next morning 2.5 miles from home. Eugene attended Wilmot School and helped on the farm. When the Schroeder family began attending Philadelphia MB Church, Watrous, Sask., Eugene and his parents were baptized the same day. Eugene studied 3 years at Dalmeny (Sask.) Bible School. He served Philadelphia MB as usher for 29 years, treasurer for 2, board member for 6. Anne moved to Watrous in 1948. Eugene and Anne married and settled near Eugene’s parents. Eugene farmed his entire working life. He and Anne enjoyed relating to customers of their egg business in Watrous. They moved to the old school yard in 1983. When Anne’s health deteriorated, Eugene moved to a rental suite in Watrous Lodge to be closer to her. His last years were at Mennonite Special Care Home, Warman, Sask.

  • Birth: February 4, 1929
  • Birthplace:
    Sady, Poland
  • Death: November 30, 2017
  • Parents:
    Edmund & Lydia (Guhr) Schroeder
  • Married:
    Anne Thiessen, June 1, 1950 [d. Aug. 14, 2009]
  • Family:
    children Norman (Carol), Lillian (Douglas) Berg, Wesley (Dorothy), Gordon (Leona), Grace (Alan) Harstone; son-in-law Al Martin [d.]; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings
  • Baptism:
    Philadelphia MB, Watrous, Sask., 1946