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Memorial Funeral Chapel

1515 South College Ave, Bryan, TX

OBITUARY

George Franklin Schroeder

August 29, 1939January 10, 2020
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George Franklin Schroeder, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away peacefully at home on January 10, 2020.

Franklin was born August 29, 1939 in Anderson, Texas to George and Emma Schroeder. He graduated from Anderson High School and went on to study at Sam Houston State University and Blinn College, where he received his Associates Degree in 1959. He married Betty Rosenbaum, the love of his life, on August 7, 1960 in Brenham, Texas and they moved to Richards, Texas.

Franklin worked at Haynie’s Grocery Store in Richards until the National Biscuit Company hired one of the greatest salesmen ever. Franklin and Betty moved their family to Bryan, Texas when he began his career with Nabisco in 1967. While at Nabisco, Franklin won numerous awards and made countless friends across his territory. The “cookie man” as he was called by many people, always had a smile and joke for everyone he met, and he never met a stranger.

After retiring from Nabisco in 1997, Franklin took a little time off, but didn’t stay retired for long. He kept working for many more years doing what he loved…meeting new people, catching up with old friends and sharing his smile and joke with everyone he met. He was an active member of the Bryan Evening Lions Club for many years and an Elder at the Bethel Lutheran Church.

Franklin is preceded in death by his father, George Schroeder; mother, Emma Schroede;, sisters, Mary Nell Schroeder and Katherine Perry; and brother-in-law Arnold Perry.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Schroeder; daughters Rhonda Ziverk, Robin Berry and Staci McNiel; son-in-law Jace McNiel; grandson Justin Berry; granddaughter-in-law Angela Ramirez; brother James Schroeder; sister-in-law Carol Schroeder; and many loving nephews, nieces and friends.

The family would like to thank Franklin’s caregivers, Yvette Harrison, Home Instead and Encompass Health Hospice for their tremendous kindness and compassion and the amazing care that they provided to him.

Franklin was a loving and devoted family man who will be missed beyond measure.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm at Memorial Funeral Home in Bryan. A Life Celebration will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 15, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in memory of Franklin Schroeder to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Memories

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Amy Becker-Hall

January 17, 2020

Betty,
I always loved when Dad and Franklin were together just to hear them laugh. I know that they are in Heaven now having a great time together again. Franklin was one of a kind and he will be greatly missed.
Sending you love,
Amy

Marianne Ruffino

January 17, 2020

Robin, I admired your father so much. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to attend anything. I have been sick. God bless all of you.

Dan Beto

January 15, 2020

We were saddened to hear that our friend Franklin Schroeder passed away. He was a wonderful and caring person.

Catherine Hrametz Lange

January 15, 2020

Dear Betty, Carol Lyn, James and family,
I wanted you all to know how deeply sorry that I am for the loss of Franklin. My fondest memory of him was when I was about 10 years old when I used to live in Richards and would see Franklin and Betty walking down the side of the street holding hands so in love and happy. I will never forget that precious memory. When I watched the video, I was touched to tears to see their love was the same love to the end that they had for each other when they used to walk down the street holding hands many years ago in Richards when they were first married. Take comfort in the love that you and Franklin shared all these years, Betty. My sincere heartfelt sympathies to you all. He was a good man and will missed by all. ~ Catherine Hrametz Lange

Lori Berry

January 14, 2020

The sweetest man I have met in many years. He was one of a kind and there are not enough men like him in this world. He will be greatly missed.

Love you
Neal and Lori

Terry and Dalia Harrelson

January 13, 2020

James, we are so sorry to hear of your brother passing. Our condolences. His memory will continue. He looks so much like you. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Biography

George Franklin Schroeder, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed away peacefully at home on January 10, 2020.

Franklin was born August 29, 1939 in Anderson, Texas to George and Emma Schroeder. He graduated from Anderson High School and went on to study at Sam Houston State University and Blinn College, where he received his Associates Degree in 1959. He married Betty Rosenbaum, the love of his life, on August 7, 1960 in Brenham, Texas and they moved to Richards, Texas.

Franklin worked at Haynie’s Grocery Store in Richards until the National Biscuit Company hired one of the greatest salesmen ever. Franklin and Betty moved their family to Bryan, Texas when he began his career with Nabisco in 1967. While at Nabisco, Franklin won numerous awards and made countless friends across his territory. The “cookie man” as he was called by many people, always had a smile and joke for everyone he met, and he never met a stranger.

After retiring from Nabisco in 1997, Franklin took a little time off, but didn’t stay retired for long. He kept working for many more years doing what he loved…meeting new people, catching up with old friends and sharing his smile and joke with everyone he met. He was an active member of the Bryan Evening Lions Club for many years and an Elder at the Bethel Lutheran Church.

Franklin is preceded in death by his father, George Schroeder; mother, Emma Schroede;, sisters, Mary Nell Schroeder and Katherine Perry; and brother-in-law Arnold Perry.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Schroeder; daughters Rhonda Ziverk, Robin Berry and Staci McNiel; son-in-law Jace McNiel; grandson Justin Berry; granddaughter-in-law Angela Ramirez; brother James Schroeder; sister-in-law Carol Schroeder; and many loving nephews, nieces and friends.

The family would like to thank Franklin’s caregivers, Yvette Harrison, Home Instead and Encompass Health Hospice for their tremendous kindness and compassion and the amazing care that they provided to him.

Franklin was a loving and devoted family man who will be missed beyond measure.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm at Memorial Funeral Home in Bryan. A Life Celebration will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 15, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in memory of Franklin Schroeder to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or Bethel Lutheran Church in Bryan.