Alan Robert Schroeder, age 42, of Bloomfield, Nebraska, died on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Private family services will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska with Rev. Chad Beckius officiating. Inurnment of his cremated remains will be at the Bloomfield Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be his nieces, Courtney and Brianna Pinkelman. Urn Bearers will be his nephews, Ethan and Evan Pickinpaugh.
Alan was born on March 6, 1975 at Creighton, Nebraska to Robert Henry and Lana Lorene (Ruzicka) Schroeder. At an early age the family moved to a farm near Bloomfield and Alan graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1993. He farmed all of his life with his parents and also worked at Roger's Yamaha in Bloomfield, Yankton Motor Sports, Prince Hydraulics in Hartington and Wilson Trailer in Yankton.
Alan was a member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. He enjoyed hunting, being in nature and camping along the Niobrara River. He liked flying his para glider and loved to spend time with his nieces and nephews.
Alan is survived by his parents, Robert and Lana Schroeder of Bloomfield; 2 sisters, Amy and Mike Pickinpaugh and their sons, Ethan and Evan of Verdigre, Nebraska; Angela and Claude Pinkelman and their daughters, Courtney and Brianna of Wynot, Nebraska; and his faithful dog, Rocky.
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Alan... I miss you so much. To whomever put the video together - thank you. You did a wonderful job.
Mark A. Stever
I miss you Alan. Fly high and free. The video was perfect. He surely does LOVE his nieces and nephews.
Alan, I'm going to miss you a lot. Seeing you just at "Schroeder reunions" was NOT enough. This is a wonderful video. You are a wonderful young man and a wonderful nephew.
Uncle Richard Schroeder
wish I had the right words to bring you all comfort at this time. Alan was a great guy, true friend. We miss him and our visits.
Jeff & Beth Barger
Martin always enjoyed talking to Alan. What a beautiful video, so filled with love and a sense of adventure. Alan and his glider... I was reminded of a poem I read years ago.
Let me then fly with Thee,
and take me home.
High above the valley,
just below the sun.
Home where the mornings shine
and the evenings glow;
where my dreams have
no frontiers, where my
hopes will know no fear;
where I finally will be...
as free as the wind!
Our hearts go out to you. Deepest sympathy.
Martin & VerLynn Kneifl
Alan it's taken me awhile to put my feelings together. It's seems like we in Kansas were just really getting to know you. So proud of you. Glad God let us get to know you.
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