A special message from Crossings, about Edward H. Schroeder

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To the Crossings Community—

Ed Schroeder, friend, mentor and teacher of so many of us, fell asleep in the Lord around 8:15 pm Friday March 1st. He was 88 years old. God be praised for his long life of steadfast, passionate witness to the Gospel of God in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rest eternal grant him, O Lord…and delight him with the joy of Thomas when he sees his Savior face to face. Amen.

Jerome Burce, President
on behalf of the Board of Directors

Funeral Service Details

Dr. Ed Schroeder’s Funeral Service will be Wednesday, March 13, at 10:00 am, with a lunch to follow, both at Bethel Church.

Bethel Lutheran Church: 7001 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105

Visitation time:
The family will receive friends at The Lipton Chapel, 7233 Delmar Blvd., University City, on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

If you are not able to attend Ed's funeral, it will be live streamed on Bethel's website.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Crossings Community, PO Box 7011, Chesterfield, MO 63006, or to the clarities of one's choice. Condolences may be extended online at wwwluptonchapel.com.

Crossings Memorial Service

The Crossings Community is planning a memorial service celebrating the teachings and ministry of Ed Schroeder later this year, most likely in June, in St. Louis. An announcement will be made after details are finalized.


Schroeder, Rev. Dr. Edward Henry Born on an Illinois farm November 6, 1930 and died in St. Louis on March 1, 2019.

The first of seven children of Henry and Mary Schroeder, he was predeceased by his brother Robert and brother-in-law John Michelsen, and is survived by wife Marie, sister Mary Ann Michelsen and brothers Donald (Grace), Theodore (Linda), Arthur (Judy), and David (Anita), children Anne-Marie Bogdan (Steve), Nathan (Ellen), and Gail Smith (Jonathan), grandchildren Alex Bogdan, Rommel Bogdan, Peter Schroeder (Morgan), Elizabeth Baus (Adam), and Lucy Schroeder, great-granddaughter MargaretMarie Baus, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, greatnephews, other relatives and friends.

Educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Hamburg, he taught theology at Valparaiso University, Concordia Seminary, Seminex, and seminaries in Australia, Ethiopia, and Lithuania, in numerous seminars, via a ten-year Email ministry through the Crossings Community, and through innumerable one-on-one interactions.