James E. "Jim" Schroeder

James E. "Jim" Schroeder, 67, passed away on May 4, 2007 after a short, but courageous battle with lung cancer. By the grace of God, Jim passed in the comfort of his home.

He was born on Sept. 30, 1939 in Oconto Falls to Ernest and Ida (Elliot) Schroeder, and married Lois Schroeder on Sept. 25, 1971 in West Bend.

Jim had a passion for his family, friends and the outdoors.

In 1998, Jim was blessed with his granddaughter, Brianna, who quickly became his shining light.

He worked at Gehl Co. for 42 years, retiring in 2001.

Jim was a person who did not like to be idle, so he became employed part time with the city of Port Washington Park and Recreation Department in 2002, working until the cancer was diagnosed.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lois; devoted daughter, Charmaine (Mike) Jankowski; granddaughter, Brianna Jankowski of West Bend; his mother, Ida Schroeder of Green Bay; siblings, Donald (Nat) Schroeder of Niagara, Marie (Dick) Stavenow of Eureka, Mont., Elaine (Ken) Kraning of Crivitz, Cynthia Schroeder of Green Bay, Ruth (Jim) Kiesner of Kewaskum, Lois Schroeder of Fond du Lac, Kenneth (Abby) Schroeder of Antigo and Nancy (Charlie) Cross of Iron Mountain, Mich.; a son from a previous marriage, Timothy Schroeder; sisters-in-law, Jane Bailey of Freeport, Ill. and Lynn McShane.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Schroeder; two infant brothers, Douglas and David; his stepmother, Edna Schroeder; grandparents; in-laws, Albert and Hermoine Schroeder; and three brothers-in-law.

A memorial service in memory of Jim will be held on Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Pastor Kevin Barrett officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be held Wednesday, at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7 p.m.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

The Schroeder family would appreciate if memorials were donated towards lung cancer research.


The family would also like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Horizon Home Care and Hospice for their compassion and tender care.