MADISON- Doris Jane Alice Schroeder, age 91, passed to eternal life Sunday, May 19, 2013, at St. Mary's Care Center in Madison.
She was born on March 1, 1922, in Pella, to Edwin and Alice Buss. Doris graduated from Clintonville High School in 1940, and later attended Roberta Beauty School in Green Bay. Doris married Roy Schroeder on June 15, 1946, in Clintonville and enjoyed a career as a hair stylist, homemaker, and food service worker for the Madison School District.
Throughout their 56 years of marriage, Doris and Roy made dear friends and lasting memories that sustained them for a lifetime. With an open door and room at their table, Roy and Doris were always up for a laugh and a smile that would bring friends back again and again. Doris enjoyed her last years as an avid cook, card player, Brewers and Packers fan, and offered abundant love and support to her children and grandchildren. Doris showed us all, with radiant enthusiasm, how to maintain an engaged life of great joy even after the heartache of great loss. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy in 2002; and her grandson, Schaun in 2010.
Doris is survived by her children, Thomas (Rosemary) Schroeder of Pewaukee, Dennis (Greta) Schroeder of DeForest, Jeffrey Schroeder of Madison, and Jane Schroeder of Madison; a sister, Mary (Richard) Smart, of Springhill, Fla.; grandchildren, Kate Schroeder, Josh Schroeder, Chris Schroeder, Kaia Schroeder, Grace Heiman, and Samuel Heiman.
Please join the family for a memorial service at ABIDING SHEPHERD EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 406 W. Cottage Grove, Road, Cottage Grove, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Informal visitation time with the family will take place before the service. Burial will take place at a later date at Little Wolf Cemetery in Manawa. Doris's family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary's Care Center and Agrace Hospice Center for the wonderful care they provided. Wishing you eternal peace, our beautiful mother. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
Funeral & Cremation Care
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Informal visitation time with the family will take place before the service.
Please join the family for a memorial service at ABIDING SHEPHERD EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 406 W. Cottage Grove, Road, Cottage Grove, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Burial will take place at a later date at Little Wolf Cemetery in Manawa.
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