Mary Lynne Schroeder

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Mary Lynne

Mary Lynne Schroeder (nee Verheyen)

Mary was led by angels into her Savior’s arms on July 25, 2020 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of John; loving mother of Steven (Karen), Tracy, Jill (Gustavo Grunbaum) and Andrew; and adored grandmother of Luke Schroeder, Noah (Tabitha) Schroeder, Caroline Skotarzak, Bianca Grunbaum, Roman Grunbaum, Sophia Schroeder, Harper Schroeder and Harrison Schroeder.

Preceded in death by her parents Lorraine and Wilfred Verheyen, brothers William and Michael, and sister Marjorie, Mary remained the dearest sister of Jeanne (Mike) Agneessens and Patricia (Ed) Duben, and sisters-in-law Mary Verheyen and Sue Rabenhorst. She was also a beloved aunt to six nieces and nephews and a cherished friend to all who knew her.

Mary was born November 14, 1942 in Green Bay, Wis. The eldest daughter of six children, she attended elementary school in De Pere and graduated from East De Pere High School, where she met John. She and John were married on November 21, 1964 and shared a wonderful marriage of almost 56 years. They lived and raised their family in Milwaukee, Brown Deer and Muskego during which time they were members of Mt. Lebanon Ev. Lutheran Church, St. Mark Ev. Lutheran Church and Christ the Lord Ev. Lutheran Church.

Guided by her faith, Mary lived a life that demonstrated her natural ability to put others first. She was a model wife, mother and grandmother who made anyone’s life she touched simply better.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Mary’s support team at Froedtert Hospital, including Dr. Kia Seaian, Dr. Douglas Evans, Dr. Gilbert Farreau, Dr. James Thomas and Dr. William Rilling.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 at Christ the Lord Ev. Lutheran Church, 1650 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield, WI 53045. Visitation 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., with a service at 1:00 p.m. Covid-19 precautions will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Christ the Lord Ev. Lutheran Church or Wisconsin Lutheran High School, 330 Glenview Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53213.


  1. Steve Krueger July 27, 2020 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Sincere condolences from Steve, Julia, and Daniel Krueger. Many wonderful memories.

  2. Ron Schneider July 29, 2020 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Sincere condolences to John & Family from Ron & Kathy Schneider(Ron worked with John at Crawford & Company)

  3. Mark Obermyer July 29, 2020 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    We are so thankful to have known Mary, such a kind and caring person. We will miss her. We love your whole family, grateful to be associated with you all!

    Mark, Stephanie, Molly, Mabel, Lucy

    • Jason Gonzaga July 30, 2020 at 11:53 pm - Reply

      We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was so kind to our family and she made us feel part of the Schroeder family. We will miss her. We will keep you in our prayers.

      The Gonzaga Family

  4. Matthew Nelsen July 30, 2020 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Our deepest sympathies to the Schroeder family. So many great memories of Mary. She was always so kind, supportive and positive. Very sad to hear about her passing. Matt Nelsen and Lisa Thompson.

  5. Andy Kolosovsky July 30, 2020 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    She was the embodiment of selflessness and kindness. So sorry for your loss and hoping that you take comfort in knowing she is in a better place and that she continues to live on in each member of your family. Know that we are celebrating Mary and keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Andy, Maggi, Gabby, and Luka

  6. Matt Krueger July 31, 2020 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Our sincere condolences to the Schroeder family. So blessed to have known Mary my whole life and have so many great memories, one of which was her taking me for my first ‘round’ of golf at Noyes Park. Her patience and kindness were illustrated that day. She always put family and others first, and was an amazing friend to my my mom and dad. Know that our loss is heaven’s gain, and although we cannot attend the funeral we will be celebrating her life and thinking of you all.

    Matt, Karla, Greta, Charlie, Elsa and Hilde

  7. Jon Bergemann July 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    She was like a second mother to me and to so many. We mourn the good bye for now, and look forward to seeing her again in a much better place.

  8. Ann Parkins July 31, 2020 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I was so upset I could not make the visitation today because of Covid-19. However, I did watch Mary’s service online just awhile ago. Mary was one of the nicest human beings I have ever known. Mary’s kindness was genuine and real. The first time I meet Mary (30 years ago) I was caught up with her loving kindness. Mary was the example of the right kind of person we should all try to emulate. I know Mary because of her daughter Jill. Jill is an example of Mary’s good qualities. Mary was a good Mother. Jill, her daughter, is a sterling example of what Mary created and raised. ( of course with the help of her husband John) Anyone who has ever meet Jill can immediately see the beauty of Mary both inside and out: Kind, Loving, fair and genuine. I have been honored and very lucky to know Mary and her awesome family. Amen and Namaste to Mary a great woman I will never forget. I will keep a special place for you in my heart.

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