Rodney Allan Schroeder passed away April 25, 2018 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle after a decades long battle with cancer. Rod was born on October 15, 1949 in Seattle, the son of Marion and Albert Schroeder. Growing up in the Magnolia neighborhood, Rod attended Magnolia and Catherine Blaine schools and then Queen Anne High, where he graduated in 1967. While at Queen Anne he was an officer in the Seattle Metro league champion Chess Club for three years.

Rod enjoyed summers at the family cabin at Saratoga Beach on Whidbey Island. He attended the University of Washington, graduating with the degree of Chemical engineering.

Although Rod travelled all over the USA, and the world, engineering chemical systems for cutting edge manufacturing processes, his first love was the outdoors. He was an avid hiker, fisherman and mountain climber who respected nature and was constantly working to understand it better. An expert group leader, weatherman and route planner, Rod introduced many of his friends to their first hikes in the Cascades and Olympics and their first ascents of major Washington State peaks. He led full pack traverses on Mt. Rainier, camping on the summit and touring the summit ice caves.

He is survived by his wife Magiline (Mylyn) Schroeder, sons Nathaniel Schroeder and Gilbert Bayugo, daughter Joyce Bayugo, mother Marion Schroeder, sister Sally (Larry) Compton and nephews Christopher and Andy and niece Katie.

While battling grave health issues, Rod was a loving husband, father and a loyal friend.

A memorial service was held May 17, 2018, at 10:00AM at St. Alphonsus church in the Ballard neighborhood, Seattle. Memorial donations may be made to Swedish Cancer Institute.