John Henry Schroeder, 85, of Colby, KS, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at Citizens Medical Center in Colby. He was born October 21, 1933, in Thomas County, KS, to Leon M. and Protus (Ackard) Schroeder. John graduated from Levant High School with the class of 1951. He married Betty Stickel on May 23, 1952. John was a lifetime farmer and cattleman, especially loving wheat harvest. He was a member of the Masons, receiving a 50-year pin, a life member of ISIS Shrine and a life member of the Elks and served on several boards. John was a member of the Levant Community Church. He and Betty enjoyed traveling and wintering in Texas.

John was preceded in death by his parents, son John Richard “Rick” Schroeder; brother Robert Schroeder; sister Mary Garrett and niece Gloria Ribordy.

He is survived by his wife Betty of Colby; daughters, Diana (John) Presley of Dodge City, KS and Debra (Bob) Aday of Waxahachie, TX; sister Lois Anne Frodin of Goodland, KS; six grandchildren, Jeremy (Janie) Presley, Courtney (Matt) Howard, Ashley (Brock) Seidl, Benjamin Schroeder, Nicolas (Kelly) Schroeder and Von Aday and eleven great-grandchildren.