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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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.