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Former Kenton Sheriff, Ludlow Mayor Ed Schroeder Dies

Former Kenton County Sheriff, Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk, and Ludlow Mayor Ed Schroeder has died.

He was 88.

Schroeder served as sheriff and circuit court clerk in the 1970s, and two terms mayor in Ludlow from 2002 to 2010. The city council chamber in the Ludlow city building is named for him.

Schroeder has also been active in the Father Kehoe Council of the Knights of Columbus, Ludlow Vets, Panorama Senior Apartments board of directors, St. Boniface and St. James Church, Covington Catholic High School board, the Catholic Education Association (which he founded), and an after-school program for Ludlow students.

He was married to Mary Lou Bussman Schroeder, who passed away in 2016. Together they have four children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was also a member of the Covington Catholic High School Boosters and served on the school board for many years. Ed was a board member of CLASP (Interfaith after school program for Ludlow children), and Panorama Apartments Senior Living Facility. He was President of the Ludlow-Bromley Swim Club. In 2018, he received the Pioneer Award from the Kenton County Fiscal Court. 

Schroeder served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

A visitation is scheduled for Friday, March 29, from 9:30 a.m. to noon with a mass to follow at 12:30 p.m., all at Sts. Boniface & James Church (304 Oak Street, Ludlow).

Interment, with military honors, in Mother of God Cemetery in Ft. Wright. 

Schroeder's obituary suggested memorial donations be made to Covington Catholic High School.

-Staff report

Photo: Ed Schroeder receives the Kenton County Pioneer Award from Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann in 2018 (RCN file)