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Cleo Schroeder

July 5, 1941 — April 19, 2024


Cleo Schroeder, 82, of Mandan, ND passed away peacefully on Friday April 19, 2024.

 A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM CDT on Wednesday April 24, 2024 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck with Msgr. Patrick Schumacher officiating. A burial will follow at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND at 12:00 PM .The Mass will be live streamed at Corpus Christi - YouTube.

There will be visitation on Tuesday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway from 5-7:00 PM with a vigil prayer service starting at 7:00 PM. The live stream for the vigil will be available via the link below.

Cleo was born on July 5, 1941 in Dunn County, ND to Frank and Melitta (Bauer) Schroeder. He graduated from Dodge Public High School in Dodge, ND in 1959. Following high school, Cleo entered the Army where he was stationed in Glenhausen, Germany. Driving trucks and being trained to operate tanks was his main responsibility. After proudly serving his country Cleo returned to ND where he resided in Bismarck with his life partner (Royanne Neff) until she passed away in 1999. 

In Cleo’s early twenties he started as a custodian of the US postal service and was quickly offered a position as a U.S. postal employee in which he had multiple tasks that were instrumental in the delivery of mail to US and foreign citizens. He took great pride in his job and was recognized for his work ethic, dependability, and kind heart. At 72 years of age Cleo handled his last envelope and proudly retired as the most senior employee of the Bismarck location.

Cleo had a keen eye for furniture and spent countless hours restoring furniture. He also loved to travel and took multiple trips to Florida in which he enjoyed time with close friends and relatives. In a family gathering you could always find Cleo engaged in conversation, enjoying every minute and making sure to visit with everyone. He was quick to build a network of friends through his positive attitude, kind heart and sincere personality.

He had a very special spot in his heart for his younger sister Kathy and husband Jim. He always looked forward to seeing them, and enjoined spending multiple hours visiting on the patio of Edgewood Vista.

He is survived by his sister, Kathy (Jim) Tobolt-Bismarck; brother-in-law, Jerald (June) Sommer - Bismarck; nephews and nieces, Jody (Michelle) Sommer - Mandan, Ricky Sommer - Oregon, Shonda (Scott) Wild - Bismarck, Tami (Jerrid) Soupir - Mandan and Franky Schroeder - Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents; life partner Royanne Neff; brother, George Schroeder and sister, Inez Sommer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a charity of choice or one of these two charities that were close to Cleo’s heart.

  1. North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery Foundation
     4606 highway 1806
     Mandan, ND 58554-9943

  2. The Dream Center
     P.O. Box 1996
     Bismarck, ND 58502
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503


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A vigil service will begin at 7:00 PM.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery

, Mandan, ND 58554

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