Sheldon L. “Pill” Schroeder, 92, of Geneseo, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. A visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. A private graveside service will be Monday, Sept. 25 at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. Military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. Memorials may be left to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Sheldon L. “Pill” Schroeder, 92, of Geneseo, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. A visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. A private graveside service will be Monday, Sept. 25 at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. Military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. Memorials may be left to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa. Sheldon “Pill” was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Geneseo, the son of Merle and Helen (Nelson) Schroeder. He graduated from Geneseo High School. After high school, Sheldon became a member of the United States Navy and served his country in World War II and the Korean War. Sheldon married Ethel Sommers on Oct. 18, 1947, in Geneseo. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2017. He was a lifetime grain and livestock farmer in rural Geneseo. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and watching basketball and football. Most of all, Sheldon enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. He attended First Presbyterian Church, in Geneseo. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Becky (David) Newton, of Silvis; and his three grandchildren, Stacy (Betsy) Demarest, Kimberly (Dan) Beug, and Lisa (Jeff) Nyberg. Sheldon also has 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Karen Judith (Donald) Doubler, of Annawan. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel; his son, Mark Schroeder; his daughter, Kathleen Burgston; and two sisters.