Jan Schroeder, 57

Jan Schroeder (nee Rossa), 57, of West Bend, began her journey to eternal life on Monday, Dec. 17. She was born to William and Edith Rossa on June 29, 1955.

She is preceded in death by her sister Judy (Rossa) Sheridan.

She is survived by her son George “Chris” Schroeder and wife Amanda, her brother Bill and wife Carol, her brother Alan and wife Patti, and sister-in-law Peaches Seitz. She leaves behind many close friends, relatives, and caregivers at Cedar Community who treated her as family.

Jan attended West Bend East High School and was a lifelong member at Fifth Avenue Methodist Church where she also participated in the church choir. She often stated that her “lottery ticket” was a room filled and time spent with family, friends, and laughter.

Jan is known for her never-ending sense of humor, infectious laugh, the true meaning of unconditional love and was wise in life beyond her years. She showed many during their trying times that a person doesn’t have to look far to see someone who’s struggles are far greater. Then she’d make a joke to lighten the situation and everyone would laugh. Jan would light up an entire room with her presence. She truly made the world a better place in her short time with us.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Donations can be given to “The Schroeder Family.”

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family;
(262) 338-2050 www.phillipfuneralhome.com