Gene Schroeder
Gene Schroeder
Eugene "Gene" B. Schroeder, 53, died of natural causes at his home Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

Eugene Barry Schroeder was born July 24, 1959, to Barry and Carol (Berge) Schroeder in Harmony. He graduated from Harmony High School. He worked for Kemps LLC for over 30 years. He married Cindy L. Aitkenhead on April 24, 1982, in Byron.

He coached youth football for 10 years, soccer for five years, basketball for five years and baseball for five years. He was on the Byron Fire Department for 18 years.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Schroeder of Byron; his children, Nathan (Ashley) Schroeder of Rochester, Adam Schroeder of Rochester, and Courtney Schroeder of Byron; his brothers, Steve (Kari) Schroeder of Harmony, Don Schroeder of La Crescent, Tony (Erika) Schroeder of Jacksonville, Fla., Scott (Penny) Schroeder of Richardson, Texas, and Barry (Demerris) Schroeder of Austin, Texas; and his sister, Kim (Pat) Wilson of Cresco.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A memorial service was held last Thursday, Dec. 20, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel. A private family burial will be held on a later date.