Gertrude Alma Schroeter, 95
Nov. 12, 1920 ó Jan. 27, 2016
Gertrude Alma Schroeter (nee Boll), 95, passed away peacefully at Gables on the Pond in Random Lake on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Gertrude was born to Otto and Helena (nee Millert) Boll on Nov. 12, 1920, in Sheboygan Falls. She graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1938 and married Lyle Schroeter at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in May of 1974.
Gertrude didnít appreciate rural farm work, but her parents raised cash crops and fowl to increase their income during the Great Depression years and beyond so that she could have piano lessons and an education. As an adult, she was the organist at St. Lukeís Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls and St. Paulís United Church of Christ in Silver Creek for several years. She enjoyed the outdoors and spent much time hunting and fishing with her husband, Lyle.
Gertrude is survived by her adopted three sons, Jeffery (Marie), Darrell (Janine) and Cary (Pamela); six grandchildren, Christopher, Judith, Justin, Jessica, Bryan and Adam; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, Sheila, Peggy and Beth; nephew, Mark; brother-in-law, Delmar (Nancy); and godchildren, other relatives and friends She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Merlin Risse; her second husband, Lyle Schroeter; her brother, Norman; sister, Althea; brother-in-law, Vilas; and sister-in-law, Eileen.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church (806 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend, WI) with the Rev. Dave Kellerman presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Washington County Memorial Park.
A special thank you to the staff at Gables on the Pond in Random Lake.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.