Jean S. Schroeder, 89

Jean S. Schroeder (nee Treichel), 89, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Cottages at Cedar Run in West Bend.

Jean was born and raised in Burlington, where she graduated with honors from Burlington High School in 1945. Looking forward to a food service career, she enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was granted a Bachelor of Science Degree in institutional food management in 1949. At UW, Jean met the love of her life, Walt Schroeder. They married in September 1949 and moved to Wauwatosa, where they raised three children ó Sue, Sandy and Bob. As food service administrator for Wauwatosa Public Schools, Jean oversaw the daily planning, preparation and delivery of thousands of lunches to elementary, junior and high school students. Jean is remembered as a devoted wife, mother and career woman.

Jean retired in 1985 and happily made a permanent home on Little Cedar Lake in West Bend. Jean and Walt enjoyed many years of travel, swimming, boating and family get-togethers. A lifelong church member, she was an active volunteer at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, and later attended Still Waters United Methodist Church in Jackson. She is remembered as an avid reader and loved to play bridge. Jeanís positive outlook and gentle wisdom will be missed.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Schroeder Halter and Sandra Schroeder; son, Robert Schroeder; grandson, Bryan Halter; great-grandchildren, Eric Halter and Amelia Rose Halter; and brother, Thomas Treichel. Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Walton M. Schroeder and parents, Carl and Ermina Treichel.

The family would like to extend its gratitude to all the wonderful and loving caregivers who came into Jeanís life from Cedar Bay East, to the Friendship House and finally the Cottages. She loved you all and was so grateful for everything you did. We feel the same and thank you for taking such wonderful care of her.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend. Graveside prayers and interment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend. Visitation will be Saturday, July 9, at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorials are appreciated to Still Waters Community United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 406, 3617 Scenic Road, Jackson, WI 53037).

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.