Col. Lawrence Francis Schroeder

October 17, 1917 - February 2, 2016
Col. Lawrence Francis Schroeder

Col. Lawrence Francis Schroeder, age 98, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

He was born in the Bronx, NY on October 17, 1917, the son of Frank Schroeder and Margaret Christine McLaughlin Schroeder.

Lawrence served his country with honor and distinction rising to the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and retiring after 27 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen, his daughter Kristine Ludtke and her husband Skip and his grandchildren Alexandra and Christian Ludtke.

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  • February 06, 2016
    Charles and Patti Lienhop says:
    Remembering the first day we were welcomed into your home... Remembering always being greeted with a smile and funny joke... Remembering sitting with you at an outing, listening to inspirational stories from your past... Remembering being with you as friends to feel the warmth of your personality... Remembering is what we will always do...for a lifetime!!!

  • July 06, 2018
    Clifford Brosnan says:
    The Brosnan and Clifford clans enjoyed our visits with Larry, Kathleen and Kristine on Long Island. Larry was always jovial. He still inspires us.