Charles B. Schroeder

December 7, 1925January 13, 2014

Charles Boynton Schroeder Lansing, Michigan Charles Boynton Schroeder, 88, great son, husband and father, has passed away. Born December 7, 1925 in Lansing, Charles attended Eastern High School and joined the Navy in WWII and served as a Medic. He married his sweetheart, Irma Lewis, after the war. Chuck’s professional life was in the insurance industry, wrapping up his career with 20 years at Hasting Mutual Insurance. He was a football trainer for Charlotte High School in the early ‘70s, an advisor for the Explorer Post 45, a Mason, and he belonged to the Charlotte Rotary. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward and Larry; and wife, Irma. Chuck loved crossword puzzles, reading, and building boat models. Chuck loved people and was always joking and teasing someone. Chuck was remarried in 1981 to Joyce (Swan) Bissell and they lived happily in Okemos, and later in Traverse City and Tucson. Surviving Chuck are his wife, Joyce; children: Patty Lohman (John), Lisa Hoffrichter (Charles), Matthew Schroeder (Jennifer), Gary Bissell, Jim Bissell (Linda), Greg Bissell, and Scott Bissell (Sherry); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Riverview Church, 3585 Willoughby Rd., Holt, Michigan 48842. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912; and Friday, January 17, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, 5303 S. Cedar St., Building 1, Lansing, MI 48911. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2014

Charles B. Schroeder

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February 16, 2014

Sending our heartfelt condolences to Jo and Chuck's entire family. We have never forgotten the true friendship we shared with you as your neighbors in Tucson. You are in our prayers. Pat, Chuck, Trey and Dayna - The Blackwells

Doug Stickle

February 16, 2014

Hi Patty, Lisa and Matthew. I am Wayne (Doug) Stickle, your father's cousin. Here is a picture of Chuck as I remember him from nearly 60 years ago. Though I haven't seen him since 1958 when we moved to California, I will always have fond memories of him and his great sense of humor and wonderful personality. I know he will be missed by everyone he touched. I didn't find out about his passing until I started doing a genealogy hunt and it came as a very sad find.
I have some old family photos that you might be interested in and if you are, please contact me.
Wayne (Doug) Stickle

January 18, 2014

Patti,Lisa,Matt,I send my deepest sympathy. I recall the wonderful memories and good times when Zack and I visited. I think of you often. You are in my prayers.

Barbara J Hall
Grayson, Ky.

January 18, 2014

Of the greatest generation and worthy of all veneration, our hearts and memories may always wane but our admiration will ever remain: of the fine membrance of beautiful men. May they live forever!! Love, The Schroeder cousins...

Lois Pollard

January 17, 2014

So sorry to lose such a wonderful friend! I am a lifelong friend of Chuck and Irma. He was a great friend to me and ultimately my husband. They were Godparents to one of my sons. We enjoyed visiting, although infrequent, through the years. I know he was the BEST parent and BEST friend to many. Love ya Chuck! Lois Nussdorfer Pollard

January 16, 2014

Lisa, Patti and Matt I am so sorry about the loss of your Father. I met him only a few times and he was a great guy! Always smiling, fun to be around, a great Dad and Grandfather! You and your families are in my prayers. Love, Cora

Claudia Champion Woodhouse

January 16, 2014

What a fun dad Chuck was to Patty, Lisa, Matthew and good friend to all their friends. He had THE BEST sense of humor! I'll always cherish my memories of Chuck and Irma, while I lived in Charlotte, as well as time with our friends from the Explorer Post 45! Thank you Chuck! Sending love, sympathy, and prayers to his family!

Dale DeVoe-Parr

January 16, 2014

Very sorry for your loss.
Love, Aunt Dale

Crystal Styka

January 16, 2014

He truly was one of a kind. He was a wonderful Grampa to me and I will cherish all of the memories. Make 'em laugh, Grampa.

Crystal "Miss Bad"

Joan Boss

January 16, 2014

Chuck was loaded with a great personality that left other people remembering him well into the future. I took over Chuck's insurance territory two people later. As a new territory manager visiting his former agents several years down the road, everyone wanted to know if I knew Chuck and they all said what a great guy he was and how much he was still missed coming through on his rep. job. In fact, they had stored Chuck's Christmas cards in their desk drawers because they were so funny and they all pulled out the saved cards to show me. Chuck was everybody's favorite person. He was so much fun to be around. We were enriched by having Chuck for the time we did. My deepest sympathies to the family.