Remembering Orville Earl Schroeder

Orville Earl Schroeder

Graveside services for Mr. Orville Earl Schroeder, age 84 of Choudrant, LA will be held at 2:30 PM, Friday, March 24, 2023 at New Hope Cemetery in Choudrant with Rev. Dwayne Monk officiating. Burial will be held under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

Orville was born June 13, 1938 in Manitowoc, WI to Edna and Anthony Schroeder and passed away March 18, 2023 in Ruston. He served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and served in Korea. Orville retired from being a radar technician with FAA and then became an instructor with FAA Academy. He and his wife Doris spent time together working summers at Yellowstone National Park. Orville enjoyed travelling, meeting new people and taking in the nature around him. He thoroughly enjoyed talking and catching up with his old friends. Orville loved to watch old westerns on the TV with his beautiful wife. He especially loved watching hockey with his daughter Gina. Though his heart was weak, it was full of love for his wife and family.

Orville is survived by his wife of 46 years Doris Mae Schroder; daughter Gina Schroeder-Cook and husband Dan Cook; son Kenny Schroeder and wife Patty Schroeder; brother-in-law Larry J. Wallace and wife Sandra Wallace; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of many friends and other family.

Visitation will be held from 11:00-1:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2023 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit