Theodore M. Schroeder

June 4, 1954September 11, 2020

Theodore M. (Ted) Schroeder was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 4, 1954, the third son of Clark and Shirley (Suddarth) Schroeder. At the age of 5, his family moved to Papillion where he grew up. He was active in sports, including football and wrestling at Papillion-LaVista High School, graduating with the class of 1973. Ted became an avid golfer and played 18 holes the afternoon before he died unexpectedly on September 11, 2020, while taking a nap. His other interests included hunting and fishing, camping, playing cribbage, cooking and an occasional visit to the casinos. Ted was the longtime manager of Blondo Bingo where he made so many friends over the years. Ted also loved his kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be missed by so many.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Hensky-Schroeder; daughters Denise Brown, Jill Sorensen(Rob), and Kristin Looney (Nate); grandchildren, Parker Brown, Connor Brown (Taylor), Olivia Brown, Marisa Brown, Emma Brown, Gavin Charles, Tyler Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Adam Looney and Devon Looney; great grandson, Luca Brown; brothers Van Schroeder (Ann) and Rodney Schroeder; Aunt Eleanor Schroeder, Uncle Dean Schroeder; nephews, Stephen Schroeder (Erika), Michael Schroeder (Erin), Eric Schroeder, Ryan Schroeder and Daniel Schroeder, great nieces and nephews; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Danny Schroeder; and grandson, Spencer Brown.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020


Theodore M. Schroeder

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debra huser

September 20, 2020

So sorry to hear about Ted,he was a great guy and always looked forward to seeing him at the Bingo hall.Condolences to Carole and his family.He will be greatly missed'

Roman Mason

September 19, 2020

Ted very loyal friend of mine he'd help me with anything and he's always there for me

Michaela Blackmon

September 16, 2020

My Condolences to the family and friends of Ted! Ted was such a caring and loving man! It was a shock to learn of his passing! Every night he would see me he would say how you doing kiddo. He truly loved his Bingo Hall and everyone that played Bingo. I am so saddened by his passing and the loss of Blondo Bingo he had the best Bingo Hall around. Ted you will be truly missed! RIH I know you are dancing in the sky and playing Bingo with all the Angels!

Billie Bankus

September 16, 2020

I am just blown away by this. Its really crazy because i drove by the bingo hall about week befire this happened becuase i seen it was open. I had no idea it been open for so long because I just haven't been by that way but I decided nope I'm going to go stop and talk to them and see if my aunt was there. she wasn't but walking to the window he seen me and he says, hey kiddo you're late ! anybody that knows me or sees me there knows I come in late every time I go to bingo and he always give me some crap. but it was real nice to hear that.. there's only one other person ever that calls me kiddo and for whatever reason its special to me. . He was such a sweet sweet guy and you could tell just by looking at him and seeing the genuineness in his eyes and smile. My heart is breakjng for you carol and his family. I do know thus, i was blessed to be a part of his big ol bingo family and was lucky to know him. This is just so sad... RIP Ted you definately have made an impact on everyone who knew you and you are loved and will be missed by so many. Bingo just wont quite ever be the same ffor me.

Rita Kerr formerly Monahan

September 15, 2020

RIP. Ted I was just mentioning to a few people how you and Carol run the best Bingo and always have great food I had on planned to come and play some day though I wish I could of seen you ,our Memories go back many years ago when we worked together at Norman Shoe Stores , may you rest in peace my Prayers for Carol and all your family and friends. God Bless

Paula Dawson

September 15, 2020

Hi everyone. My name is Paula Dawson from Council bluffs Ia. I'm sending my Condolences to the Family and Friends. I remember years ago going to Blondo Bingo with my mother, Violet Templeman whom is now deceased. She often talked with me about how Ted and Carol were very kind, likeable and always had a smile on their face. I myself and a couple of my sisters went there to play Bingo. I would always call before going to Bingo and he would answer the phone most of the time and I would say Ted could you please put sacks at mine and Susan's table. He would always say a joke, then say sure can. I could visualize a smile on his face when he would get a call knowing that we were on our way to play Bingo. I'm truly going to miss Ted,Carol,and the workers whom I consider Family. Blondo Bingo to me was like being able to go sit down and just have fun playing Bingo and being around such positive people who always showed me respect. I'm truly going to miss going there and not being able to call before going and Ted answering the phone when I would call requesting to put sacks at the table. Ted you truly were liked and loved by many who will truly miss you. Ted I hope you and my mom up there in heaven play Bingo. Better yet you could manage Bingo up there and many would love playing there because you truly are a likable person.

Billy Thompson

September 15, 2020

At the age of 13 I started working at the Blondo Social Hall. Just a freshman in high school. That’s when I met Ted (Teddy). He owned and operated the Bingo hall. I started out doing banquet set up and clean up. From there moved into the kitchen learning small concessions from two old school ladies that had me do dishes after school. I worked there part time for close to 9 years . I learned everything there was to know from Teddy and others that worked there. Ted was a huge influence in my life when I was younger and still is. He coached me a lot in my younger days when I was constantly in trouble. Always had life lessons that help me to this day. There was even a time he bailed me out of jail and put me to work to pay back what I owed. He was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to. He was very blunt but that’s what I needed. I would stop and talk with him for hours during bingo, even after I stopped working for him. Constantly picking his brain on what I could do better or how to see things differently. I honestly believe the reason why I am a chef today is because he gave me that chance to work in that kitchen. I learned a lot there. I’m really happy to say that I told him that many times. I thanked him all the time for listening to me. I’ve been driving by the bingo hall the last couple of days because it was time to go see Teddy. I needed one of those talks again. I didn’t see his truck outside and with Covid I knew they were closed for a bit. He was enjoying his house he built out in Ogallala. Sadly, I found out Friday night after working 15 hours that he had passed away earlier that evening. Instantly numb. Ive lost a lot of people these past 11 months. It’s been rough. Losing Ted has broken me. He was one of the greatest men I have had the pleasure of knowing. I hold myself together because I know that’s what he would want me to do. I will miss you Ted. Love Billy Master

Jimmie Gomez

September 15, 2020

Rest in peace Ted! You left such a warm, sincere, and loving impact on all of your friends over at Blondo Bingo. My love goes out to Carol and all of your family. I especially enjoyed how both of you have always treated Precy and me like we were important when we walked in. I loved your chicken gumbo. So good. You would give us your infectious smile on good nights and bad. That's the beautiful impact you left for all of us. Warm and caring. A 100% class act.

Lisa Richardson

September 15, 2020

I'm so saddened and shocked at the loss of such an amazing man! I met Ted at Blondo Bingo and he was so nice and welcoming to everyone there. I would always call and ask him "what's for dinner" before I would go to the hall. He was a great cook! He always put empty dobbers at chairs to save our seats. My sympathies go out to Carol and the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Antoinette (Toni) Hannon

September 15, 2020

Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
Such a shock to all of us. What a wonderful individual. Ted was always so cheerful and always had a great big smile when he would say Hello. You will be greatly missed.


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