Schroeder Schroeder THORNDALE—Funeral services for Gilbert Martin Schroeder 87, of Thorndale were held Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Shroeder, the “Burger Meister” of the Thorndale, died Friday, July 16, after a brief illne ss with his loving family by his side.

He was born Oct. 6, 1922, in the Hoxie community near Taylor, to Henry and Malinda Meiske Schroeder.

Mr. Schroeder was baptized and confirmed at Wuthrich Hill Lutheran Church.

After serving his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he returned home and married Irene Niemtschk on Feb. 16, 1947, and started their business together in Thorndale.

Mr. Schroeder wa s ac t ive, engaged the public and enjoyed cook ing his w idely acclaimed “Schroeder Burgers” at his business of 63 years, Schroeder’s Place in Thorndale.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, VFW Post 4009 and a founding member of the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Schroeder was recognized by the State House of Representatives for “Best Burgers In Williamson County,” received a “Business of the Year” award from the Thorndale Chamber of Commerce and was the subject of a John Kelso article in the Austin American-Statesman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alvin and Edmund; and three sisters, Elsie Kaiser, Alma Remmert and Frieda Hehman.

Survivors are his wife, Irene; two sons, Dennis Schroeder and wife Sallie of Hutto, Galen Schroeder and wife Mary of Pflugerville; a daughter, Julaine and husband Bill Grimm of Thorndale; a sister, Anna Lou and husband Clarence Baca of Houston; and five grandchildren, Trey, Walt and Scot Schroeder, Brandon and Cassie Grimm; also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Trey, Walt and Scot Schroeder, Brandon and Cassie Grimm, Kristin and Michael Yancy, Russell, Mark and Troy Wernli.

Honorar y pallbearers were members of the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department and VFW Post 4009.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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