Melvin ‘Mel Schroeder, 96
June 21, 1922 -- Jan. 19, 2019

Melvin “Mel” Schroeder of Cedarburg passed away peacefully on Saturday Jan. 19, 2019, at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg at the age of 96 years.

Mel was born in the Town of Morrison in Brown County, Wis., on June 21, 1922, to the late Elmer and Clara (nee Plautz) Schroeder and married Juanita (nee Shaffer) on July 23, 1943, at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio.

Mel was a WWII Navy Veteran, receiving four Bronze Stars; he was a graduate of UW-Madison, where he earned his MBA; he owned and operated M.H. Schroeder Accounting for over 50 years; he was a longtime active member of First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg serving as President and Treasurer of the congregation; he loved to travel; and was an avid Badger and Packer fan. God blessed Juanita and Mel with 75 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife Juanita of Cedarburg; children: Jeanne (Wayne) Pipkorn of Cedarburg, Bob (Amy) Schroeder of Estero, Fla., Kathy (Alan) Hanley of Alameda, Calif., and Don (Wendy) Schroeder of Terre Haute, Ind. He is further survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 3:30 p.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg. The family will receive friends following the service at Galioto’s Twelve 21, 1221 Wauwatosa Road, Cedarburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Immanuel Guardian Angel Fund appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements.