OBITUARY

Marvin C. Schroeder

August 2, 1930February 5, 2019
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Fourth generation Austinite, Marvin Chester Schroeder, went home to be with His Lord and Father on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He was 88 years young.

Marvin was born in the front room of the home his father built on Bickler Road on August 2, 1930. When he was 16 years old, he saw a cute girl named Patsy Jennings and stole her shoe, then stole her heart. He graduated from Austin High School in 1948. Patsy and Marvin married June 9, 1950, and produced a loving family of six with the addition of their four girls - Cindy, Dixie, Shirley, and Suzanne. Marvin had a career as an accountant, mainly with the State Board of Insurance.

One of his greatest achievements, he felt, was to be the song leader for Cameron Road Church of Christ to bring God’s love, joy, and peace to so many.

Marvin spent his life with a song in his heart, and it showed. Through whistling, singing, laughing, playing guitar, piano, and harmonica, telling corny jokes, and sharing a personal encouraging word to everyone he met. He was everyone’s number one fan and was fiercely loyal to all around him. His greatest desire was to love and glorify the Lord, his God. Well done, good and faithful servant. We know you are singing and playing guitar with Jesus, fishing in some lake, catching up with family, and collecting toys, games, and jokes so we can all feel welcome when we all join you up there.

We love you, Marvin, Daddy, Grandpa, and Friend.

Marvin is survived by the love of his life, wife Patsy, the four daughters he adored and their husbands - Cindy Lippe, and her husband Chris, Dixie Schroeder, and her husband Ron, Shirley Hernandez, and Suzanne Taylor, and her husband Stu. His beautiful grandchildren - Jared Lippe, Stacy Schroeder, Jessica Vidrine, Ben Lippe, Chad Schroeder, Ryan Martin, and Dylan Taylor. His loved great-grandchildren - Taylor Martin, Kinley Schroeder, Eli Martin, Rivers Schroeder, Palmer Lippe, and Emma Lippe.

Funeral Service will be held in Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

  • FAMILY

  • Marvin is survived by the love of his life, wife Patsy, the four daughters he adored and their husbands - Cindy Lippe, and her husband Chris, Dixie Schroeder, and her husband Ron, Shirley Hernandez, and Suzanne Taylor, and her husband Stu. His beautiful grandchildren - Jared Lippe, Stacy Schroeder, Jessica Vidrine, Ben Lippe, Chad Schroeder, Ryan Martin, and Dylan Taylor. His loved great-grandchildren - Taylor Martin, Kinley Schroeder, Eli Martin, Rivers Schroeder, Palmer Lippe, and Emma Lippe.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Lippe
  • Ron Schroeder
  • Stu Taylor
  • Jared Lippe
  • Ben Lippe
  • Chad Schroeder
  • Dylan Taylor
  • Aaron Martin, Honorary

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Marvin C. Schroeder

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Steve Mayo

February 10, 2019

How fortunate I was to have Brother Schroeder in my life. He prepared daily for his everlasting life. He brought joy to all who met him. Some of the best times of my life were spent on Rogge Lane. What a great family. My thoughts are with you all.

Barry Ellison

February 9, 2019

My prayers are with the Schroeder family for the loss of Marvin. He is on his way to heaven for sure. He was a great, talented man and obviously a wonderful dad. He will be missed by all who ever knew him. I wish I knew the number of songs he led my parents and me at Cameron Road Church back in the day. I can still see and hear him now and have thought of all of you often. He was a wonderful Sunday school teacher as well. God bless you all.

Kerri Elzie

February 9, 2019

Blessings on your family as you cherish the life of this wonderful man. The greatest tribute is his family and the way you remember every little thing about your time with him. Hold those memories close to your heart. They will sustain you in the days to come.

Chuck Lipscomb

February 8, 2019

Mr. Schroeder has always been one of my heroes, and an example of the kind of man I wanted to grow up to be like. He blessed me in so many ways during the few short years I was around the Schroeder family in high school and college. His devotion to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ made a lasting impact on my life, and was a major factor in my decision to finally accept Christ in my early 30's. I will never forget his smile, his patience, his tender heart, his kindness to me, and, of course, his wonderful charcoal-grilled chicken leg quarters! My love, thoughts and prayers are with all of the Schroeder family and friends during this difficult time.

Margaret Rangel

February 8, 2019

I always remember Mr. Schroeder with a smile on his face, he and his wife Patsy and daughter were such a sweet family at Cameron Road Church of Christ, I was especially close to Shirley, May God bless and comfort the family at this difficult time, I know Mr. Schroeder has received his heavenly crown.
Love, Margaret Rangel

Endia Simms

February 8, 2019

April fools 2018 was a great day at Lakeline Oaks. My husband was very fond of Mr. Marvin, so in good fun he wanted to play a little joke. Mr. Marvin came zooming around the front office and Michael calls from behind, "Hey Marvin, you got a flat tire! Needless to say it brought many laughs.

Gem Carlisle Melching

February 7, 2019

I have fond memories of the Schroeder family. I first knew him as "Mr. Schroeder" because my sister Pam and I baby sat for the Schroeder girls. We were thrilled when Suzanne was born because there was a new baby to care for! I think his nickname should have been "Smilin' Marvin" because he was always smiling. Two songs came to mind today when I thought of him -- "There is Sunshine in My Soul Today" because he was radiant when he led singing at church; and "There's Within My Heart a Melody" because he always had a song in his heart. But my most precious memory is of him as my junior high / high school Bible class teacher -- one of the best ever! One thing he told us has always stuck with me thru the years and that is this: Before you go somewhere, ask yourself "Would I want Jesus to find me here?" Before you do something, ask yourself 'Would I want Jesus to do this with me?" And that was long before "WWJD?" became a popular slogan. Thank you, Mr. Marvin Schroeder!

Sheila Arnold

February 7, 2019

Once, when Kaycie & Hunter joined us in church at Westside, Marvin showed them how to make an origami frog that hopped. The kids still remember that & also how to make it.
Marvin loved all our kids & grands. He will be missed, but always in our hearts as a wonderful, godly man we’ll see again.

Gary and Diane Adams

February 7, 2019

Our world is a much better place for having known our dear friend Marvin.

Gina E and Randy T Fowler

February 7, 2019

In loving memory cousin Marvin, as you have entered everlasting life with our Heavenly Father, and reunited with all of our family who enter before us.
Love and light, Cousin Randy Fowler and wife, Gina.





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Biography

Fourth generation Austinite, Marvin Chester Schroeder, went home to be with His Lord and Father on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He was 88 years young.

Marvin was born in the front room of the home his father built on Bickler Road on August 2, 1930. When he was 16 years old, he saw a cute girl named Patsy Jennings and stole her shoe, then stole her heart. He graduated from Austin High School in 1948. Patsy and Marvin married June 9, 1950, and produced a loving family of six with the addition of their four girls - Cindy, Dixie, Shirley, and Suzanne. Marvin had a career as an accountant, mainly with the State Board of Insurance.

One of his greatest achievements, he felt, was to be the song leader for Cameron Road Church of Christ to bring God’s love, joy, and peace to so many.

Marvin spent his life with a song in his heart, and it showed. Through whistling, singing, laughing, playing guitar, piano, and harmonica, telling corny jokes, and sharing a personal encouraging word to everyone he met. He was everyone’s number one fan and was fiercely loyal to all around him. His greatest desire was to love and glorify the Lord, his God. Well done, good and faithful servant. We know you are singing and playing guitar with Jesus, fishing in some lake, catching up with family, and collecting toys, games, and jokes so we can all feel welcome when we all join you up there.

We love you, Marvin, Daddy, Grandpa, and Friend.

Marvin is survived by the love of his life, wife Patsy, the four daughters he adored and their husbands - Cindy Lippe, and her husband Chris, Dixie Schroeder, and her husband Ron, Shirley Hernandez, and Suzanne Taylor, and her husband Stu. His beautiful grandchildren - Jared Lippe, Stacy Schroeder, Jessica Vidrine, Ben Lippe, Chad Schroeder, Ryan Martin, and Dylan Taylor. His loved great-grandchildren - Taylor Martin, Kinley Schroeder, Eli Martin, Rivers Schroeder, Palmer Lippe, and Emma Lippe.

Funeral Service will be held in Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019.