Thomas Francis Schroeger


Thomas Francis Schroeger unexpectedly passed away on January 1, 2021 in the comfort of his home in Overland Park. Tom was born on November 27, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up in Westwood, Kansas where he attended St. Agnes for primary school and Bishop Miege for highschool. Tom met his sweetheart, Colleen, at a drug-store where she worked as a cashier, and he was delivering photographs to be developed. It was love at first site for Tom, however Colleen played hard to get. She finally agreed to go bowling with him and the rest was history. They were married on July 5, 1974 at Cure of Ars Catholic Church. Tom and Colleen shared forty-six years together and a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents Francis and Mary-Ann, his brother James (Jim) Schroeger, and his son Randy Schroeger.

He is survived by his beloved wife Colleen Denise Schroeger, his daughter Beth (Brock) Shafer, his son Michael (Kelsey) Schroeger, his daughter-in-law Laura Schroeger Marx and his grandchildren, Rylee, Isaac, Coby, Zach, Noah, Lola and Anna.

Tom dedicated his life to providing for his family working in the semi/transportation industry until he retired. He loved watching sports, and never missed a Royals, KU basketball, or Chiefs game. He had a passion for old cars, classical rock, maps and politics. Tom was one-of-a-kind who will forever be remembered as a simple, gentle soul and a loyal family man. It’s not goodbye, it’s until we see you again.

A Tribute to Our Papa:

Rylee: “Papa always gave the best hugs and I will miss them so much. All he wanted was to be with Randy again and it gives me comfort knowing he is able to give Randy the same hug he always gave me. Watch over us. I love you.”

Isaac: “I will never forget watching sports with Papa. You are a really good Papa. Keep a warm spot, we miss you.”

Coby: I’m glad he is finally with Randy and his parents. He always told the best jokes and always had banana popsicles for me. Give Bob a hug for me.”

Zach: “My favorite thing about my Papa is how funny he was. I want to tell you I love and miss you so much. I bet you are probably up playing golf and bowling with my Daddy in Heaven.”

Noah: “I will miss having fun playing tricks on him. You are always with me.”

Lola: “My Papa loves me and always had a bowl of pretzels by his chair and we always shared. I hope they have pretzels in Heaven and I hope you love it up there. Send Grandma warm hugs for her heart.”

Anna: “I love you Papa!”


Service for Tom will be at Lenexa Baptist Church 15320 W 87th St Parkway Lenexa KS. 66219 visitation at 10 and service at 11. On Tuesday January 12, 2021.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
St. Judes Children’s Hospital
Tunnel to Towers

“Just in case I haven’t told you often enough..or strongly enough, deeply or sweetly or softly
enough…I love you.”


  1. Cindy Dillon on January 11, 2021 at 6:29 am

    Tom was always such a nice guy. I’m so sorry for your loss, may rest in heaven with the Angels.

  2. Damon Walker on January 9, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Thank you for opening your home to me when I didn’t have one. I owe a debt to Mr. S and his family. Rest in peace.

  3. Beth Shafer on January 6, 2021 at 6:48 am

    Love you always Dad

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