Randall John Schroeder passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, March 5th, 2023. He was 69 years old.
Randy was born June 20, 1953, in Langdon, ND, to Russell and Dorothy Schroeder. He grew up in a large family with two brothers and four sisters. Randy was number five in the line of seven Schroeder children. He had a lively childhood full of good friends and good times in Langdon, a wonderful close-knit farming community on the prairie just south of the Canadian border which offered up lots of freedom and activities while growing up such as hunting, fishing, waterskiing, snowmobiling, and many other wonders that country living offers. Winters were harsh, but he always managed to have fun stirring up some shenanigans with his friends, and he was excited when summer came so he could show off his waterskiing skills. He was popular with everyone and a good football player and wrestler in high school. He got himself a cherry red 1969 Chevelle that was his pride and joy in his last year of high school. He claimed he never lost a race with that car! He worked at his father’s furniture store where he learned a lot of different skills like carpet and tile laying, general repair and salesmanship that he would use throughout his life.
Randy’s sense of wanderlust took him out of North Dakota, and eventually he ended up In North Carolina where he met his beautiful wife, Lynn (Stewart), in 1982. They stayed together and married on April 15, 2000. They made their home in a beautiful country cottage on a nice size chunk of land that Randy adored and grew outstanding gardens with a green thumb just like his father. Randy loved that Lynn is very festive and creative and enjoyed helping her decorate the grounds and house for every season in elaborate ways. He had a shop, his man cave, that he loved escaping to enjoy his coffee and TV while tinkering with his equipment and planning his garden and other projects. He had an amazing memory and took great pleasure in recalling in detail fun memories and spinning a good story about his past ventures or misadventures. Whether it was battling snakes or being chased by wasps on the property, he always put a humorous twist on the tale to keep you laughing.
Randy is survived by his loving wife, Lynn, and his beloved cat, Layla, who was like a child to him. He is preceded in death by his father, Russell Schroeder; mother Dorothy Schroeder; his older brother, Larry Schroeder and sister Sandra (Evans) Schroeder. Susan Biesoit, Peggy Benoit, Kathy Schroeder, and Stephen Schroeder are his surviving siblings.
A special thank you to the Oncology Department of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, especially Dr. Michael McCormack. Also, thank you to Trellis Supportative Care and Right at Home Healthcare.
Memorials may be made to Forsyth Humane Society, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem,