Albert V. “Vince” Schroder, died March 16 at age 87. He was born March 5, 1928.
Vince enlisted at age 17 and served in the Navy toward the end of World War II. After his service, he attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, graduating in 1952. While at Luther, he met and married Lucille Rustad. They moved to St. Anthony Park in 1956.
Vince was one of the first employees of Control Data Corp. (retired 1988) and Cray Research. Shortly after he retired, he sold Adirondack chairs and other lawn furniture under the name Yard Goods, which operated for many years at the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival.
Among his many talents, he was a skilled woodworker, winemaker, bread baker, as well as an avid reader and traveler. In his youth, he was an accomplished athlete and retained a passion for basketball to the end. He was kind and gentle, always curious and loved to learn something new. Above all, his family was his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. He will be missed by his wife of 64 years, Lucille; son, John (Reade); daughter, Ann (Nick); grandson, Erik (Julie); and great-grandchildren, Elin and Ethan Vincent.
Private interment will be held at Fort Snelling Cemetery. A celebration of life gathering will be held at Gardens of Salonica Greek Restaurant in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 30, 1–4 p.m.
Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.