Shirley M. Schroeder, 95

Shirley M. Schroeder (née Cosper), a resident of Mequon, joined her beloved husband, Gordon E. Schroeder, on Friday, July 12, 2013, at the age of 95 years.

Shirley is survived by two children, her daughter, Vicki L. Champion, and her son, Bruce (Sharon) Schroeder; three grandchildren, Eric (Kellie) Champion, Nicole Champion and Evan Umpir-Schroeder, sister-in-law, Mary Schroeder; nephews, Dan (Mary Alice) and Ed (Sue) Schroeder; nieces Christine (Jim) and Susan (Cal), other relatives and friends.

A remembrance service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in the chapel at Newcastle Place, 12600 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, with a celebration of life party following the service. Inurnment will be private in Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shirley’s name may be directed to the Wisconsin Humane Society, Special Olympics or the American Diabetes Association.

The family wishes to thank all of Shirley’s friends for their friendship and love throughout her life, as well as the wonderful angels at Newcastle Place and Heartland, which gave her loving care and support during her closing years. Special gratitude to her angel, Sue K. “Esther.”

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service in Mequon is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit