Darrel E. Schroeder

May 25, 1962 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 57)


Darrel E. Schroeder, 57 of Beatrice, NE passed away at his home surround by family on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born May 25, 1962 in Beatrice to LaVern and Marcella (Licht) Schroeder. Darrel graduated from Beatrice High School in 1981. After graduation Darrel went to work for Burnham Ford as an Auto Detailer, later he worked for Morehead Chevrolet, Spady-Runcie and Carriage Motors. Darrel married Connie on June 18, 2005.  He is a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice. Darrel loved camping, fishing and watching NASCAR Races. His favorite drivers included Dale Earnhardt Sr. & Kevin Harvick. He had an avid passion for his yard and being outdoors. Absolutely loved his dogs, especially Booboo. He enjoyed watching the Royals and Arizona Cardinals. Loved being with family & friends. Darrel was a wonderful role model for many especially his buddy Austin Rains.

Survivors include his wife Connie; sister, Wanda Mae Rains and husband Warren of Beatrice; nephew, Austin Rains of Beatrice; step-daughters, Denise Behrends and husband Brad of Beatrice; Trisha Diekman and husband Nate of Beatrice; and Andrea Lear and Nena of Beatrice; grandchildren, Callen, Lucy, Kiptyn, Liam and Troy; mother-in-law, Karyl Hall of Layfette, IN; sisters-in-law, Debbie Ketterer and husband Doug and Rhonda Carpenter all of Layfette, IN; brother-in-law, Mike Hall and wife Jackie; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be posted to Facebook Live.  Please go to the Harman-Wright Mortuary Facebook page to join the service.  

Attendees will be asked to remain in their vehicles and the service will be available by radio broadcast.  

Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M., Monday, May 4, 2020 at Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice with Pastor Ernesto Medina officiating. The Family will greet friends from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. A guestbook is available at A memorial is established to BCH Hospice or for Brain Cancer research with the mortuary in charge.  Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in charge of arrangements.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 3, 2020

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Harman - Wright Mortuary

Graveside Service
May 4, 2020

10:00 AM
Evergreen Home Cemetery
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310

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