Cpl Paul C. Schroeder, 32, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at his residence in Osage Beach, Missouri. He was born May 10, 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland the son of Thomas Schroeder, Sr. and Pamela (Janowiak) Schroeder.
Father, Thomas (Tom) E. Schroeder, Sr. formerly of Rocky Mount, MO residing in Fort Myers, FL
Sister, Alecia J. Etter of Eugene, MO
Brother, Thomas (T.J.) E. Schroeder, Jr. of Eugene, MO
Nieces and Nephews, Kayleigh Fike, Sammy Etter and Mason Etter
Uncles and Aunts, Paul and Bonnie Janowiak of Mary’s Home, MO; Amy and Scotty Orr of NM
Uncle, David Schroeder of MD
Aunt, Debby Schroeder of MD
Cousins, Danny, Josh, Betsie, Kelly, Matt, Katie, Jessy and many friends and United States Marine brothers in arms who all dearly loved him.
His mother preceded him in death.
Paul served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He received the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (Afghanistan), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2d Awd), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/1 Bronze Service Star), Global WAR on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, Rifle Qualifications Badge (Expert). After Afghanistan, Paul was contracted by the State Department for Diplomatic Protection for several years in Iraq. He was a member of Freedom Church of Osage Beach, MO. Paul had a heart of gold and had no enemies. He had a smile that was infectious and everyone that knew him loved him. “The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest.”
Visitation will be Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO with the Memorial Service beginning at 4:00 PM. Full Military Honors will follow the service.
A Celebration of Life to follow at the AMVETS Post 108 Rocky Mount, MO.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.
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