|American Solutions for Business announced today the death of their Vice President of Information Technology, Todd Schroeder. He died suddenly on the evening of January 25, 2012 at the age of 49.
Todd joined American in September of 2009 after spending over 7 years with Smead Manufacturing Company. He brought strong IT leadership experience to American and an extensive background in implementing Oracle/PeopleSoft solutions. Todd held a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota with a double major in business administration and economics.
Larry Zavadil, founder and CEO of American Solutions for Business made an announcement to sales associates and Home Office personnel this morning, saying:
“It is with great sadness that I have to make this call. Our American family has had many tests and losses over our 30+ years. Last night we lost a friend, leader and member of the American family, Todd Schroeder….Todd was about the process. He brought structure to our IT chaos; he brought stability to American’s commitment to technology in the future. Since 2009, he’s had a plan and built a structure which will be his legacy in American’s foundation going forward. His IT structure and contacts have the talent and ability to carry on the work for American. The American family owes it to Todd to work together and successfully continue his plan….We will remember him and his family and in our thoughts and prayers.
“Life is a series of tests. Over the years, I’ve learned that God will never give us more than we can handle. We will pull together and survive this test. May your God bless and keep Todd and his family forever.”
Todd Schroeder was raised in the Alexandria, Minnesota area and was pleased to be able to move his family back there when he accepted the position at American Solutions for Business. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his girls play basketball and hockey, was involved in his church and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife, Gwen, and three daughters; Danika, 20; Merissa, 17; and McKenna, 13.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, January 29, at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Garfield, Minnesota, with an hour of visitation preceding the service. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, Minnesota will handle arrangements and will host a visitation on Saturday, January 28, from 4 – 8 p.m. with a time of sharing at 7 p.m.
American Establishes Memorial Fund
A fund has been set up in memory of Todd Schroeder to support his wife, Gwen, and their three young daughters. Donations can be sent to the following address:
Schroeder Family Fund
c/o Glenwood State Bank
P.O. Box 197
Glenwood, MN 56334
(Please note: Checks must be made to ‘Schroeder Family Fund’ to be properly deposited.)