Obituary: David Edward Schroeder
November 23, 1970 – April 22, 2023
David “Dr. Dave” Edward Schroeder of Truckee, California, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 22, 2023 at the age of 52. He was born on November 23, 1970, to Hazel and Ed Schroeder in Toronto, Canada, and moved to the United States in 1985. David was an accomplished athlete and enjoyed skiing, snowboarding, ice hockey, triathlons, and football. He attended the University of South Florida and later earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic University in Georgia.
Dr. Dave moved to Truckee, CA, in 1999 to further pursue a more active lifestyle and to start a mobile chiropractic practice. He was a beloved chiropractor to many for over 20 years, and he encouraged his patients to live a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and activity. David’s passion for health extended beyond his chiropractic practice, and he inspired those around him to take care of their bodies.
David loved to be outdoors, pushing his body to the limit. His passion for adventure led him to road bike across the United States twice, complete several ironman triathlons, hike the Pacific Crest Trail, and climb countless peaks in the area. He also enjoyed playing ice hockey, both in college and on the ponds in Truckee. In addition to his love for the outdoors, David had a passion for buying and selling on Craigslist. He was known for his sharp negotiating skills and ability to find the best deals.
In 2006, David married Rebekah, and together they have three beautiful children: Sophia, Charlotte, and Henry. As a devoted father, David went above and beyond, earning him the title of “Daddy Extraordinaire”. He cherished every moment he spent with his kids, whether it was skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, or hiking. In addition to being a loving father, David was a talented pianist and a skilled connector of people. As the “Game Master” for the youth programs at Sierra Bible Church, David’s warm and welcoming demeanor made him stand out. He had a unique ability to create an inclusive environment where everyone felt accepted and like they were part of the church family.
David is survived by his wife, Rebekah; children, Sophia, Charlotte, and Henry; his parents, Hazel and Edward; and his sister, Rhonda. He will be remembered for his love of adventure, dedication to his children, passion for health and wellness, and his entrepreneurial spirit. David will be missed by all who knew him.
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