Edward John Schroeder, age 92, of Harrisville, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
He was born on Aug. 14, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Edward and Elsie (Hartlep) Schroeder.
Edward graduated from Oscoda High School in 1946 and immediately entered WWII serving in Hokkaido, Japan. Edward married Reeta Ann Conklin on June 25, 1949 at Harrisville Methodist Church. Edward owned and operated the Conklin Standard Oil gas station until it was sold in 1968. During this time, he was a part-time deputy for the Alcona Sheriff Department. In 1972 he became a full-time deputy. In 1980, he was elected Sheriff, serving three terms for Alcona County.
Edward is survived by his wife, Reeta, three children, Lynn (Lucky) Kosto, Beth (David) Read, and Karl (Becky) Schroeder, four grandchildren, Jeremiah (Jennifer) Kosto, Nathan (Allison) Kosto, Erica (Mike) Wellman, and Danielle (Jeremy) LaFeldt, nine great-grandchildren, Emma and Lillian Allen, Isabelle, Kaitlin, Mason, Ella, and Garrett Kosto, and Noah and Hazel LaFeldt, and one brother, Allen Schroeder. He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Derek Kosto.
Graveside services will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Cemetery in Lincoln. Condolences to the family may be sent to 5627 E. Medor Road, Harrisville, Michigan, 48740. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.2