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Hilton Schroder


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Hilton Schroder Obituary
Hilton C. Schroder, a long-time Durango resident, died peacefully at home from leukemia with the loving care of Hospice on February 2, 2018 in Durango, CO. He was born December 08, 1934 in Luck, Wisconsin to Clara and Fred Schroder, graduating from Luck High School in 1953, serving in the US Army from 1954 - 1956 while stationed in Germany, receiving an honorable discharge. He attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls later moving to Southern California where he attended college and worked construction. He met and married Peggy Hammond in 1967 and lived in Surfside, CA where Hilton worked for Califoam as a Purchasing Agent. They enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, backpacking, camping and skiing. It was on a ski package that they discovered the beauty of the San Juans and decided in 1980 to make it home. Hilton designed and built custom homes in Timberline View Estates and elsewhere. He excelled at golf as a scratch player for many years, achieving a Double Eagle at Hillcrest Golf Club and continued playing the game into his 80's. He succeeded in completing the Iron Horse bicycle race three times and loved competing in Tucson's Senior Olympics winning First Place medals in racing events. Hilton struggled with memory loss in his later years especially frustrated with golf's muscle memory. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy, of 50 years, his siblings John Schroder & Clarice Threlkeld, his Little Sister (BB/BS) Elisa Vautier and numerous nieces and nephews. Hilton will be missed for his steadfast yet gentle personality, fun sense of humor and genuine interest and care he extended to all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please consider a Memorial donation to Hospice of Durango or Alzheimer's.
Published in The Durango Herald on Feb. 16, 2018
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