Robert E. Schroeder, 82

Robert E. Schroeder, of Cedarburg, age 82, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Beloved husband of Carolyn R. (nee Krueger) for over 60 years. Dearest dad of Pamela (Merritt) Lyon, Thomas (Margaret) Schroeder, Debra (Lloyd) Weber and Paul (Kathy) Schroeder. Proud papa of Andrew (Danielle), Daniel (Andrea), Katie (fiancÚe Patrick), Alex, Brandon, Kevin and Kelsey. Proud Great Papa of Delaney.

Robert was also a dear brother of Richard (the late Delores) and Harold (Joan) Schroeder and dear brother-in-law to Nancy (Daryl) Grober. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert G. and Florence (nee Kiepper) Schroeder, in-laws Harold and Esther Krueger and a sister-in-law Susan Krueger.
Robert was a custom home builder by trade. He was the founder of Herb Schroeder & Sons, Inc. and served as the company's president. He was a tireless worker, but when he would take a break, he preferred to do so with family and friends at his cottage up north. He will be sadly missed.

Services were held on Feb. 23, 2015, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 8080 N. 47th Street, Brown Deer, WI 53223, and burial at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg. For those wishing, memorials are appreciated to St. Paul's Lutheran Church at the above address. Services handled by Zwaska Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Milwaukee WI.