Lois Schroeder, of Antigo, the true heart of her family went home to heaven on Sunday, October 7, 2018. She was 85 years old. She was born on November 13, 1932, in Chippewa Falls, a daughter of Louis and Lydia (Rekow) LeRoy. She married Donald Schroeder on October 16, 1954, at Peace Lutheran. He survives.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1950, attended one year of technical college before working as a secretary for Gresch Implement and Thornton Finance in Antigo for six years. She was a principal part of Don Schroeder Potato Farms and was a member of the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association auxiliary.
Lois was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church, where she served on several boards and committees, sang in the choir and was a member of their Dorcas Society.
Survivors including her husband are two daughters, Sandra Lodholz, Ringle, Nancy (David) Schoepke, Marshfield; two Grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeremy) Laabs, Kate Lodholz; two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Timberly Laabs; a sister, Joyce (Donald) Dorzeski, Antigo; many nieces and nephews who held Lois dear in their hearts.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Schroeder, a son in law, Tim Lodholz, a grandchild, Andrew Schoepke, a step-sister, Doris Thone, two step-brothers, Edward and Walter Passehl.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. David Karolus officiating. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church 300 Lincoln St. Antigo, WI 54409, or Camp Luther 1889 Koubenec Road Three Lakes, WI 54562.
She was the most selfless and giving woman her family ever knew. She represented the true definition of love.
So sorry to hear of Lois's death, yet can't help but rejoice thinking of her in Heaven! What an awesome God we serve knowing He welcomes us home! I smile when I remember you and Lois. So blessed to have shared part of my life there at Peace with you! With love and prayers for peace and comfort. Pam (Simon) Roffler
Ron and I are so very sorry to hear of Lois' death. She will be greatly missed. I didn't know her well but often enjoyed the food treasures she made or purchased to make family gatherings extra special. We know we'll see her again in heaven but for now our hearts are saddened by the hole she leaves in our lives. My last words with Lois were to hug you Don and enjoy each day together - I'm sure she did that!! May your faith in God be a comfort in the days to come.
Ron and Bev (Jeremy's mom) Thoreson
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