Kaiden Michael Schroeder, 12, of McPherson, Kansas, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Dec. 1, 2017 while in the company of family members, at Wesley Children’s Hospital, Wichita.

Kaiden was born in McPherson on March 2, 2005, a son of Jennifer May (Lolling) and Christopher Cody Schroeder.

Kaiden attended Sonshine Preschool, Roosevelt Grade School and was currently a seventh grader at McPherson Middle School, McPherson.

He attended the Church of the Brethren and the First Christian Church both of McPherson.

Kaiden was a member of the McPherson Baseball Association, McPherson Youth Bowling League, Kansas State Football Team, McPherson High School Baseball and Football teams and Honorary Fire Fighter 1 McPherson Fire Department. He enjoyed baseball, drawing, football, K-State, fishing, Legos, WWE, bowling, playing with his brother and sister, playing games, and beating Ryan at video games. He loved cheeseburgers, steaks, Chick-Fil-A, Freddy’s, grandma’s salsa and ice cream.

He is survived by his parents, Chris and Jenny Schroeder, of McPherson; his siblings, Ashlyn Schroeder and Bryson Schroeder, both of McPherson; his brother, Ryan Mueller, of Leawood; his maternal grandparents, Steve and Sandra Lolling, of McPherson; his paternal grandparents, Rod and Gloria Schroeder, of McPherson; his aunts and uncles, Jennifer and David Givens, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, Tim Lolling, of McPherson, Craig and Megan Lolling, of McPherson.

Kaiden was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Maurice and Mildred Edmonds, and Melvin and Neva Lolling; paternal great-grandparents, Laurence and Esther Sumners and Robert and Mathilda Schroeder.

Friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at McPherson High School Roundhouse.

Funeral services will be held at the McPherson High School Roundhouse at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, with the Rev. Jerramy Bowen and the Rev. Lynn Scott officiating. Doors will be open for the public at 9:15 a.m. Kaiden’s family requests those attending to wear their Kaiden, KSU, Royals or Bullpup shirt.

Private family graveside service will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kaiden Schroeder Benefit Fund and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, Kansas 67460.