Schroeder on January 16, 1914 near Chinook, Montana. The family moved
from Montana to Dolton, South Dakota when Will was eight years old.
Will gave his life to the Lord at an early age. He attended country
schools in rural South Dakota until he completed the eighth grade. Then
he worked with his family on the farm and as a hired hand for area
farmers until he moved, with his brothers, Jake and Pete, to Mountain
Lake, Minnesota, in 1935.
William and Hulda Nickel were married on May 26, 1938, at the EMB country
church near Mountain Lake. They resided near Mountain Lake for several
years where three precious children, Jule Willis, in 1939, Mavis Ann, in
1942 and Ethel Fay, in 1944, were stillborn to them.
They moved on to Omaha, Neb., where they attended Grace Bible Institute.
Two years later, they moved to Liberty, Missouri, where Will worked with
his brother, Pete, as an electrician. During that time, Judy Ann became
A short time was spent in Freeman, S.D.,when Will worked with his brother,
Jake, doing electrical work also. From there, they moved back to
Mountain Lake, where Will began his 25 years of employment with the Toro
Company and in 1952, Janice Wanett joined the family.
Hulda passed away on March 24, 1988, just two months prior to their 50th
wedding anniversary. Will and Margaret (Classen) Klassen were married
on January 7, 1989 at the EMB Church in Mountain Lake. They enjoyed 25
years of marriage that included spending 13 winters in Edinburg, Texas.
William will be remembered for his love of music. Coming from a musical
family, he spent many hours singing with his family and in many
quartets, men¹s choruses, choirs and the Mt. Lake Choral Society. He
also enjoyed playing the guitar and listening to Southern Gospel Quartet
Cherishing his memory are: his wife, Margaret, currently in Butterfield,
daughters Judy Fawbush (Tracy), Polson, Montana and Janice Klassen
(David), Mountain Lake; grandchildren, Jeffre Klassen, Jaime Banks
(Matthew) and Justin (Jennifer), all of Mountain Lake; four
great-grandchildren, Abigal Dahl, Galena, Ill., Ryan Klassen, Mountain
Lake, Peyton and Jackson Banks, Mountain Lake; two sisters, Alvina
Schroeder, Butterfield and Leona Nickel, Anoka, MN; one brother, Dennis
(Margaret) Mound, Minn.; two sisters-in-law Bernice Schroeder, Goshen, In.,
and Marilyn Schroeder, Maple Grove, Minn., and many nieces and nephews.
Welcoming him to heaven are: his wife, Hulda and their three children,
Jule, Mavis and Ethel; his parents; brothers: Jacob, Peter, David,
Leander, Sylvester, Cifford and Harley; sisters: Linda Nickel, Delphe
Derksen and Elsa Peters; brothers-in-law, Peter Nickel, Edwin Derksen,
Elvin Peters and Gerhard Nickel; sisters-in-law, Luella Schroeder,
Claudette Schroeder, Fern Schroeder Unruh and Shirley Schroeder.
Blessed be the memory of William P. Schroeder.