Schroeder, Elmer

Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday November 9, 2019 at the Christ Lutheran Church, Morden. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Private interment prior to the service at Rosenfeld Cemetery. A memorial luncheon to celebrate Elmer’s spirit will follow at the Morden Friendship Centre. Donations may be made in Elmer's memory to either the Tabor Home or Christ Lutheran Church.

Elmer Vernon Schroeder
1935 – 2019
Elmer Vernon Schroeder, of Morden, MB passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2019, holding Elda’s hand, his beloved wife for over 61 years.
Elmer was born on May 15, 1935 in a small farming community near Rosenfeld, Manitoba and was the only child to Albert and Martha Schroeder.  He was baptized, confirmed and married in the Rosenfeld Lutheran Church.
After graduating from Agriculture at the University of Manitoba, Elmer and Elda worked with his parents in the family road construction business. He later hit the road again, as a salesman for Swift Canadian and then, Cominco Fertilizer, before returning, in 1972 until his retirement in 2000, to the generational business of farming.
Elmer was a devoted and active lifetime member of the Morden Christ Lutheran Church. For many years, he volunteered his time to community work with the local Kinsmen, K40, and the Morden Seniors Friendship Center.
Elmer was kind, hardworking, super organized, and a considerate gentleman. He had a huge sense of fun, was quick to laugh, connected with people of all ages, and will be remembered for all his witty one-liners. Elmer had an easy-going nature and always showed his gratitude and appreciation for others. He liked to wear hats and will be remembered for his cool fedoras. He was a gifted musician who never learned to read a musical note, yet played organ, piano, and accordion by ear. Lively toe tapping music always brought a sparkle to his eyes and a big smile. Elmer was an excellent dancer. He and Elda enjoyed many dance parties that included old time music and square dancing. He took pleasure in curling, shuffle boarding, camping, fishing and a few rounds of golf on occasion. Driving was something that Elmer enjoyed, so he was the driver for many family vacations and trips all over Canada and the USA. This desire to explore, mixed with social visits with family and friends, truly enriched his life!
Elmer loved his family and friends, and in turn, will be missed without measure by his devoted wife, Elda, his three loving daughters, Kim (George Andrews), Laureen (Roger Echols), and Valerie (Shane Kuros) and his granddaughters, Celynn and Reese, Rebecca (Steve Liguori) and Avery (Sean Fitzgerald) and many friends and extended family.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and caregivers at Tabor Home during this last stage of his life.
Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Christ Lutheran Church, Morden with private interment prior to the service at the Rosenfeld Cemetery. Donations in Elmer’s memory to the Tabor Home or Christ Lutheran Church are appreciated.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements


#1 Gail Deere 2019-11-03 20:50
Our deepest condolences to the entire family. It has been long journey for all and we pray that God brings you comfort.
Sincerely Arnold, Tiny & Gail Deere
#2 Barb Fehr 2019-11-04 14:53
My deepest condolences to the Elmers Family
#3 Barb Fehr 2019-11-04 14:55
My deepest condolences to Elmer family
#4 Hilda & Jake Loewen 2019-11-04 15:44
Elda and family - our condolences on Elmer's passing.
#5 Brenda Leiding Friesen 2019-11-04 16:01
Our condolences from the Leiding Family
#6 Bevan & Sandra Wiebe 2019-11-04 16:51
Our condolences to you Elda and family!
#7 Gloria Wiebe 2019-11-04 17:57
Condolences to Elda and family.
#8 Linda Parenty 2019-11-04 20:26
My deepest sympathy’s to you and your family Kim.
Hug your mom and sisters for me
Linda p
#9 Doris Lumgair/ Wayne Pattle 2019-11-04 21:26
Our condolences Elda to you & your family.
#10 Alan Schroeder 2019-11-05 07:30
On behalf of my family and my mother Marjorie, our very deepest sympathy and regret surround Elmer’s passing. For myself, my earliest memories go back to when I was a young child and looking up to Elmer as the intelligent decent human being he was one of my earliest role models of. May he rest in eternal peace beside Jesus, our savior.
#11 Gary & Marleen Thompson 2019-11-05 09:31
So sorry to hear of the passing of Elmer. Our condolences to you and the family. Gary & Marleen Thompson
#12 Rish & Arnold 2019-11-05 16:55
Elda & family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Rish & Arnold
#13 Paul & Cheryl Link 2019-11-05 18:39
Out hearts and prayers are with you, Elsa and family.
#14 Karen Krueger 2019-11-06 06:31
Sorry to hear of Elmers passing Elda. saying goodbye is never easy. My heart goes out to you and your family. Take care.
#15 Rowena Schroeder Friesen 2019-11-06 09:00
My deepest condolences to Elda, Kim, Laureen and Valerie and families. I have many fond memories of visiting with you all and always looked forward to seeing our “cousin Elmer”. May you find peace and strength during this very difficult time.
#16 Joan Johnston 2019-11-06 16:22
Deepest sympathy to Elda and family. Really enjoyed our square dancing days!
#17 Larry & Heather Davidson 2019-11-06 17:07
So sorry to hear of Elmer's passing. Our condolences to Elda and family.
#18 Vicky Dyck 2019-11-06 17:17
Thinking of you and family often
and send my sincerest sympathy
in the loss of Elmer
#19 Vicky Dyck 2019-11-06 19:25
Thinking of you and family often and send my sincerest sympathy in the loss of Elmer
#20 Ray & Myrna Downey 2019-11-06 20:13
Our Deepest Sympathy to You & Yours Elda. Thinking of all the Good Times we enjoyed Your Company, Elmer was a Great Guy.
#21 Ray Janke 2019-11-07 09:07
My condolences Elda to you and your family. It was always a pleasure to visit with Elmer and you and to see you both on my visits home over the last few years. Elmer is now safe in the arms of Jesus. My prayers are with you and your family.
#22 Susan and Murray Seymour 2019-11-07 18:07
Dear Elda, Kim, Laureen, Valerie and Family. We are so sorry to hear of Elmer’s passing. Thinking of you, hugs!
#23 Susanne Wiebe 2019-11-08 18:37
My condolences to u Elda. Cherish the precious memories u have of your dear husband.
#24 Kathy Friesen 2019-11-08 19:07
Elda, Kim, Laureen, Valerie and families - focus on the good memories you have of Elmer and I am sure there are many. I’m sorry I will not be able to attend the service, but as in the past days, I will be saying a prayer for peace and comfort for you all.

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