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Rev. Reinhard Schroedel

Rev. Reinhard Schroedel
    The Rev. Reinhard M. Schroedel, 85, of the Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home in Rochester, Minnesota, formerly of Quincy, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 1993 in the nursing home.
   The Rev. Schroedel was born February 12, 1908, in Hoyleton, Illinois, a son of Max and Anna Schroedel. He married Frances L. Newsom July 19, 1934. She survives.
   He was educated at Elmhurst College and at the Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri.
   The Rev. Schroedel served in churches in Montrose, Colorado, Marthaville, Missouri and Ferguson, Missouri before moving to Quincy in 1946. He was minister of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ and was instrumental in the establishing Good Samaritan Home. In 1956, he moved to St. Stephens United Church of Christ in St. Louis, where he served until his retirement.
   Survivors also include a son, Rev. Carl Schroedel of Rochester, Minnesota; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
   Rev. Schroedel was preceded in death by a daughter, Margot and eight brothers and sisters.
   Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Rob Hartmann.
   Memorials were made to the Salem Heritage Fund or the St. Stephens United Church of Christ in St. Louis.
    Rev. Schroedel received his BA Degree from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.
While in Quincy, Rev. Schroedel was prominent in religious, civic, educational and music activities. He was a leader in the efforts for the Good Samaritan Home. He was president of the Quincy Council of Churches and the Quincy Ministerial Association and chaplain in the Quincy Lions Club. Following his retirement from St. Stephen's Church, he and his wife made their home in Hialeah, Florida.
    Mrs. Frances L. Newsom Schroedel was born Feb. 14, 1907 and died August 17, 1998. She was laid to rest next to her husband.


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