Arlyn Arthur Schroeder, 69, of Monona, Iowa died Monday, September 3, 2018 in the home he grew up in, built by his parents in 1959, following a two year long battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born May 25, 1949 to Loren and Arleen (Maker) Schroeder in Oelwein, Iowa. Arlyn was baptized on July 10, 1949 and confirmed June 14, 1964 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa. He graduated from MFL High School in 1968. Arlyn proudly served in the United States Army from April 3, 1969 to April 2, 1971 during the Vietnam War.
Arlyn was united in marriage with Karen Kammerer on September 12, 1970 at Pilgrim EUB Church in Monona, Iowa. Throughout the years, Arlyn was an active member of the Living Faith United Methodist Parish, serving as Sunday School Teacher, Trustee, Council Chairman, Endowment and the prayer group. He also served on the NEI TEL Board and the Farm Service Board, both for eighteen years. Arlyn was Master Pork Producer in 1995. He worked for the United States Postal Service in Monona and Urbandale for many years. Arlyn enjoyed gator rides with his grandkids as well as attending their sporting and music events. He also enjoyed woodworking, convertible rides, traveling, playing cards with his family, playing UNO with the Farm and Home Gang and Cribbage, while in La Crosse.
Arlyn is survived by his wife, Karen of Monona; three sons, Aaron (Jennelle) Schroeder of Farmersburg, Iowa, Aric (Joyce) Schroeder of Waterloo, Iowa and Andrew Schroeder of Waukon, Iowa; five grandchildren, Jaxton, Emme and Rylan Schroeder and Austin and Max Schroeder; sister, Karilyn (Keith) Hawkins of Nevada, Iowa; and one brother, Delvin (Deb) Schroeder of Monona, Iowa.
Arlyn was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Arleen Schroeder; brother, Harlan Schroeder; and sister in infancy, Janice Schroeder.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona, Iowa with Rev. Deb Parkison as the officiant.
Burial with Military Rites will follow at Giard Cemetery, Giard, Iowa.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.