Terry was baptized into the Christian faith, at his home, on June 21, 1970. He was a life-long member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Caledonia, Minn. Terry attended elementary school at St. John’s Lutheran School in Caledonia and graduated from Luther High School in Onalaska, Wis. in 1988. He grew up on the family farm in Caledonia, joining his father in running its dairy operation after high school.
Terry enjoyed spending time in the outdoors and especially enjoyed deer hunting and snowmobiling. He was an avid sports fan, for which he particularly loved the Vikings. But most of all, he cherished the time he had with his sons, Connor and Caleb. He loved them dearly.
Terry is survived by his sons, Connor and Caleb Schroeder, San Diego, Calif.; his mother and father, Judy and John Schroeder, Caledonia; his sister, Rachel (Jeff) Dorn, Sturtevant, Wis.; his sister, Becky (Dean) Yagodinski, Manitowoc, Wis.; his nieces, Erin Dorn, Hannah Yagodinski and Sarah Yagodinski; his nephews, Michael Dorn, Tyler Dorn and Luke Yagodinski; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Gladys Dahlberg and paternal grandparents, Rudolph and Edna Schroeder.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 650 N. Kingston St., Caledonia. Rev. Jon Wolff will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia. A visitation will be held at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and also on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family’s wishes. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.