Johnathan Schroeder

June 27, 1968 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 52)


Jonathan Daniel Schroeder was born on June 27, 1968 in Syracuse  New York to Robert and Marcia Schroeder. He had two brothers  Theodore and Timothy Schroeder. 

At the age of 4 he moved with his parents to the Virgin Islands to serve  where the need was great. Growing up on a boat which was named the  “Amigo Del Mar” or “Friend of the sea” proved to be truly a unique  childhood experience. He met many Brothers and Sisters from across  the states that would come stay with them on the boat. Every other  weekend the family took Brothers and Sisters to neighboring islands to  preach and teach the good news of Gods kingdom. At an early age,  Jonathan enjoyed snorkeling with his Dad, collecting Sea shells, fish,  and lobsters. 

Returning to the States in 1979 Jonathan helped his parents care for his  grandmother Eva Schroeder in her old age. On November 21st 1981, he  dedicated his life to Jehovah through water baptism. 

Jonathan was alway very tech savvy and had a vast knowledge of  computers. After graduating high school he attended a vocational  school to receive additional training and once completing his certificate  he began working at the Nielsen Media and Television Ratings  Company where he would continue working for over 30 years. 

On April 22, 1989 he married his best friend Heather Baronian. And  after 5 years of marriage they had their only child Jacob Schroeder.  Heather and Jonathan were married for 31 years. 

Moving to Dothan in 2008, Jonathan and his brothers built a duplex  house in which he would be able to care for his parents. 

Special memories of Jonathan included regular pioneering with his wife  and son, learning American Sign Language to help the local deaf  community, and helping extensively on the regional building and local  design committees, and the privilege of baptizing his son. 

In 2016 he was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon and liver cancer. He had a  long hard battle with this disease, but in the end he knew that he would  simply close his eyes and wake up in a world where sickness and death  would be no more. In the meantime he is sleeping in the safest place he  could be, his Heavenly Father Jehovah’s perfect memory! 

“You will call and I will answer” - Job 14:15 


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