Ernest Dennis Schroeder St. Johns Ernest Dennis Schroeder age 76, of St. Johns, MI, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 6, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at Duplain Church of Christ, St. Johns, MI, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., with Mr. Chuck Emmett and Dr. Dan Cameron officiating. Burial will take place at Duplain Township Cemetery, St. Johns, MI. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 6-8 P.M., and on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel. St. Johns, MI. Dennis was born in New Port Beach, MI on May 9, 1940, the son of Ernest Alvin and Mildred Gertrude (Percy) Schroeder. He graduated from Trenton High School with the class of 1958. Dennis served his country in the U.S. Navy. On July 2, 1960 he married Eydie Jeffries in Wyandotte, MI. Dennis worked for United Airlines, before he became a trucker for 40 years. He was a member of Duplain Church of Christ St. Johns, MI, where he was a deacon, an elder and an elder-emeritus of his church. He is survived by his wife Eydie Schroeder of St. Johns, MI, 2 daughters; Renee' and Lon Gibson of Dewitt, MI, Becky Sue Schroeder of St. Johns, MI, sons; Eric and Carol Schroeder of Lansing, MI, Bert and Hilleke Botter of the Netherlands and others he considered as sons; Terry Simison, and Chuck & Debbie Pelton, grandchildren; Trevor and Amy Gibson, Nicole Gibson, Shelby and Joe Peiffer, Zach Speckin, 2 sisters; Bonnalyn Truxall, and Barbara Schroeder. There were many others who considered him Dad and Grandpa. He was predeceased by his parents and a son Tony Huff. Memorials may be made to Duplain Church of Christ or Rock Lake Christian Assembly. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com . The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.
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