December 29, 2013
We are all saddened by this news.
I am writing to tell you of my Father's passing earlier today.
He loved figure skating, especially in the Detroit and Midwest areas, and in retirement, Florida.
He especially liked watching young skaters grow and extend themselves into accomplished competitors.
I and my family would appreciate keeping him in your hearts and minds.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:36 PM
Arnold Walter Schroeder
He was born Feb. 28, 1920 to Walter and Bertha Schroeder in Detroit and died Dec. 29, 2013 after a brief illness.
He graduated from Eastern High School in Detroit in 1938. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-45 and then
worked as a civilian engineer for the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant in Warren from 1946-76.
He was a life member of more than 55 years of Eureka-North Warren Masonic Lodge No. 594 in Madison Heights.
He was also a member of Moslem Shrine and was active for many years in the setup of the Detroit Shrine Circus.
On April 20, 1942, he married Anneliese Beyer in Detroit. She preceded him in death on May 17, 2006.
He married Sally Moir on Feb. 28, 2008; she survives.
He was a founding member and life member of Detroit Skating Club, and served as president of both DSC and the
St. Clair Shores Figure Skating Club. He was a national dance competitor, a national referee and a
national judge during more than 65 years in the sport.
He was a golf enthusiast who had a hole-in-one and achieved a lifelong dream of playing the
Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.
He is survived by his second wife, Sally; two children, Jacqueline Addis of Palm Harbor, Fla. and
Kenneth (Cheryl) Schroeder of New Port Richey, Fla.; four grandchildren, Dawn (Stephen) Parker of East Lansing,
Robin (Michael) Hartnett of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michelle Kring of Evansville, Ind. and Shelly Schroeder;
and two great-grandchildren, Julia and Michael Hartnett of Grosse Pointe Farms.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be sent to Gulfside Center for
Hospice Care at Heather Hill, 6630 Kentucky Avenue, New Port Richey, Fla. 34653;
Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, Fla. 33761 or
U.S. Figure Skating
Attn: Memorial Fund
20 First Street
Colorado Springs, Colo. 80906.