Michael Joseph Schroeder

June 25, 1961 - March 10, 2022

Michael Joseph Schroeder, 60, a resident of North Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, died at home on Thursday, March 10, 2022.  He was born June 25, 1961, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Gator, as he was known to many, waged a long hard battle with cancer, even “Ringing the Bell” at his Oncologists office when first beating it in 2021. He fought on and lived his life as well as he could. He was happy and joyful even when he didn’t feel well.

Mike was larger than life. He worked as a Cement Finisher in Local # 527 out of St. Louis, Missouri for many years through many cold winters.

Michael was a practicing Catholic, and attended St. Vincent de Paul Church in Fort Myers, Florida. He found a great deal of comfort through his faith.

Michael is survived by his loving parents, Ernie and Claire Schroeder of Alva, Florida; his son, Michael Schroeder (Susan) of Spring Hill, Florida; as well as siblings, Lynn Snodgrass (Donald) of Steelville, Missouri, Connie Sanders (David) of Ft. Denaud, Florida, Don Schroeder of North Fort Myers, Florida, Carter Schroeder (Jennifer) of Alva, Florida, and Parker (Maria) Schroeder of Fort Myers, Florida; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann in 2019.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Mullins Memorial Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916. There will be a funeral service immediately following. Memories and Stories to be shared.

There is no need for flowers. Mike didn’t want a big to do, but just friends gathering and celebrating his life.  He LOVED LIFE, and all his friends and relatives, especially his son and the time he finally got to spend with him and Susan.  Most of all he found the Love of Jesus Christ and he was happy and content.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Sheryl Colie Mar 14, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Mike’s memory will always be in our HEARTS

  2. Marjorie McNear Mar 14, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Mickey and I will be praying for the family. Sending our love❤

  3. Jaine Brass Mar 14, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    The time I was ever around Michael he was one of the most polite person I have ever met..he was funny and I do know one thing for sure he loved his sister connie very much and his family…………..

  4. Sharon Thornton Mar 14, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    I will miss Michael very much and his cowboy hat. I always enjoyed his company. Love his picture posted. I am very sorry for your loss.

  5. Mary Steinkamp Mar 14, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Michael was bigger then life and lived it to the fullest. He loved his family and spending time with them. No doubt heaven is the place he is and he is praying for all his loved ones. We will all meet again!!! Love Kay and Ron.

  6. Becky Lancaster Mar 14, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Michael was a fun loving and good heart man.And his family was very important to him.He made sure that everyone around him was having a great time.He was a very Awesome man.God bless him and his family.❤️🌹❤️

  7. Chris holt Mar 14, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Thats a great picture of him fly high uncle mike your heart ❤️ was golden 🙌🏻🕊

  8. Pastor Alan and Patricia Ringsmuth Mar 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Can’t remember the year I was asked about praying for Mike regarding his original diagnosis of cancer. My husband and pastor added him to a 4am daily prayer time. Mike had made it through to testify his love of Jesus when we met him at a celebration last year. He truly was excited about his faith and life. No doubt angels where singing at his journey home to the Lord. God bless this loving family

  9. Sandy Jones Mar 14, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for all of you. We send our love, hugs, & prayers.
    Sandy, Suzanne, & Patti

  10. Brenda Mar 14, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Michael always had a warm smile and a funny story for those that were around him. He was the example of a true gentleman. I know he had a great love of his family and friends. I’m praying for the family during this time. You will be missed Gator!

  11. Tracey & Jason Rocchio Mar 14, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I have very fond memories of Gator and hope he has finally found peace. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

  12. Michael Davidson Mar 15, 2022 at 12:52 am

    I was so sorry to hear this . My heart goes out to the Family. Your in my prayers

  13. Nancy Ertel Mar 15, 2022 at 3:54 am

    To all the Schroeder family! Much love to all! Rest In Peace

  14. Gina Zinna Schroeder Mar 15, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Sweet, Sweet Connie and Family,
    My deepest heartfelt sympathy.
    Sending love and healing.

  15. Michelle Tinsley Mar 16, 2022 at 5:06 am

    To all the Schroeder Family may you find peace a this difficult time,,Gator had a heart of gold and will be missed by everyone.🙏

  16. Nicki Edwards Mar 16, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Love you all Uncle Michael is flying with the angels now in heaven 🥰 He’s home with God his savior

  17. Gary and Janelle Luders Mar 16, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    So sorry to hear. Our deepest sympathy and God Bless the family.

  18. Ralph Ketron Mar 16, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss, my condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  19. Drake Pelham Mar 16, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Ernie, Clair Michael The entire family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Rip🙏 God Bless:

  20. Emory Iles Mar 17, 2022 at 8:36 am

    So sad another brother gone before his time.

  21. Jill Davis Mar 17, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Michael was a fun loving sweet man. He will always be remembered as a protector to me. I cherish the memories of Michael . Michael you will always be in my heart. Claire, Ernie and the all the Schroeder family keep ing you all in my thoughts and prayers 🌹❤🌹

  22. Connie Sanders Mar 17, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    To all our family and friends we are going to the “farm” afterwards for a traditional Schroeder bomb fire and stories. Food will be provided.

  23. Loretta Lafferty Mar 17, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Claire, Ernie and all of Michael’s family,
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Praying that you will find comfort in knowing that Michael is in the Peace and Glory of Our Lord and Savior, where he is reunited with others he loved. Michael was a joy to know. He will be remembered for the sparkle in his eyes, his kind heart and loving spirit.
    Love, Loretta and Chuck Lafferty

  24. Kristin Helen Mar 18, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    Getting my ducks in a row Unc, I only remember the good times.
    I’m sure ANN IS going to be SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU!!!
    Silver Wings Silver Wings
    Love girlies

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