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Kenneth Ray Schroder

March 5, 1931 — August 11, 2023

Kenneth Ray Schroder, 92, of Plymouth, Indiana passed away at 8:41 am, Friday, August 11, 2023, in his residence.

On March 5, 1931, he was born in Idaville, Indiana to Robert W. and Fanny (Kepfer) Schroder.  He was united in marriage to Helen L.  (Hesler) Rusk on January 29, 1966, in Lafayette.  She preceded him in death on March 21, 2015.  Kenneth was then united in Marriage to M. Eileen Wright on March 31, 2016, in Merritt Island, Florida, who survives.

Kenneth graduated from Reynolds High School in 1949.  He then attended International Business College.  He moved to Plymouth in 1970, where he worked for Nipsco for 26 years, retiring on April 1, 1992.  He was Past President of Marshall County Industrial Corp. and a member of Plymouth Development Corp. and Indiana Workforce Development for 8 years.  He loved reading and fishing in Northern Michigan. He enjoyed taking care of his yard and home. Also, he loved playing cards, board games and working jigsaw puzzles.

He is also survived by two sons, Roger (Michele) Schroder and Robert (Nancy) Schroder, both of South Bend; 2 grandchildren, Brian, and Michael and 4 great grandchildren; Ella, Alyssa, Redford and Crosby.  Kenneth is also survived by 3 stepchildren; Ed (Patti) Wright, Plymouth, Chris Wright, Plymouth, Kimberly (Jamey) Morrison, Plymouth; 7 step-grandchildren and 4 step great-grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by his son, Jerry W. Schroder and 2 sisters, Value Rader, and Mardell Wayne.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm, Thursday, August 17, 2023, at the funeral home with Pastor Chuck Krieg officiating.  Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery, Stockwell, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s memory to Boys and Girls Clubs of Marshall County, 314 E. Jefferson Street, Plymouth, Indiana 46563.
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