Paul T. Schroeder passed away unexpectedly Friday September 9th at Bethel Home care facility. Paul was born October 12th, 1940 in Elmhurst, Illinois to Arthur and Florence (Kreger) Schroeder.
He attended school in Chicago, Illinois, Davenport, Iowa and then the University of Iowa.
Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965 where he spent twenty-one months at Fort Shafter in Hawaii.Prior to and after his military time he was employed by the Korsmeyer’s Super Markets in Morton, Illinois as an office manager/accountant. Following that he was the comptroller at the Bennet Publishing Company in Peoria, Illinois. When the company became a division of Macmillan Publishing of New York, N.Y. Paul retired. He then relocated to Oshkosh in 1990 to be closer to his remaining family members.
Paul was an active member of a number of philatelic associations for many years. He served as president and treasurer of the Oshkosh Philatelic Society. He was also an active member of the Wisconsin Postal History Society and the Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs for which he also served both as president and treasurer. Paul was active in the Post Mark Collectors Club, a national philatelic organization where he served as national director and also treasurer.
Paul is survived by his brother-in-law William Zorr of Oshkosh, nieces and nephews; Eric (Peggy) Zorr of Land O’ Lakes, Cathy (Paul) Spiegel of Oshkosh, William Zorr of Gleason and Connie (Troy) Zak of Rhinelander. His great-nieces and great-nephews; Chandra (Stuart) Fasbender, Ryan (Terry) Zak, Sean Zak, Jeffrey (Shannon) Zorr, Bailey (boyfriend Cooper Barth) Zak. Great-great nephew Devin Fasbender, and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Joanne Zorr.
Services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 370 Bowen Street, Oshkosh, Wisconsin on September 27, 2022. Visitation will be at the church from 10:30 until the time of service at Noon. Military honors will be at the church after the service. Burial will occur at Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, IL.
Memorials may be directed to the Oshkosh Public Museum.