Betty L. Schroeder

Betty L. Schroeder, 73, of Fond du Lac, went to her heavenly home on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Fond du Lac.

She was born on October 18, 1940, in the Town of Carson, Portage County, a daughter of Fred and Evelyn Saltzwadel Schroeder.   She was baptized and became God’s child on October 18, 1943 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Junction City, Wisconsin.  She was confirmed in her Christian faith on April 3, 1955.  She graduated from Goodrich Senior High School in 1959.

Betty was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac all her Christian life. 

She was a cook for Petrie’s Restaurant.  Betty enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii, the Rose Bowl in 1977, and the Sugar Bowl.  Spending time with relatives and family was especially important to Betty.   She loved baking and entering recipe contests.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters:  Kenneth Schroeder of Madison, Ione Schroeder, “Betty’s Angel” of Fond du Lac, Larry Schroeder of Fond du Lac, and Geraldine ( Adrian) Lashock of Princeton; aunt, Agnes Leonardt; nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren: Gail Schroeder and Karla Francken; and her “family” at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Schroeder in 1950; her mother, Evelyn Totzke in 2010; her stepfather, Melvin Totzke in 2009; a brother, James Schroeder in 1943; a sister-in-law, Noreen Schroeder in 2003; and grandparents and other relatives.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 606 Forest Avenue, Fond du Lac, with Rev. James Borgwardt officiating.  Burial will be in Ledgeview Memorial Park.

The visitation will be on Thursday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be directed to the family or Redeemer Lutheran Church.

A special thank you to Tracy, Brittany, Linda, and Ashley, and staff at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living for their loving care given to Betty these past 3 ½ months, as well as the Hospice Advantage Team, chaplain, and Rev. Borgwardt.  They all “shined” in Betty’s care and in turn helped Betty to “shine”.

Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family,