Sylvia W Schroeder (Alft), 91, passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Savior on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, with her family by her side. She was born November 3, 1918, the daughter of the late Adam and Otellia (Bonikowske) Alft, on the family farm in Tigerton, WI. Sylvia was a devoted wife and was united in marriage to Albert Schroeder on September 2, 1936, in Waupaca, WI. Albert Schroeder preceded Sylvia in death on February 5, 2004. Sylvia enjoyed being a homemaker and took pride in raising her 3 daughters and frequently caring for her grandchildren. Sylvia was an avid reader and enjoyed baking for her family. As a highly skilled craftsperson, she created beautifully detailed knitted and crocheted pieces. Sylvia had been a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Menasha, WI where she was an active member of the Ladies Aid. More recently, Sylvia was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco, WI. Sylvia was a loving mother to and is survived by daughters, Elaine (Walter) Gruel, Helen Dins and June (Frank) Robison. Sylvia is also survived by her sister, Wilma Holman. Sylvia was the beloved grandmother of nine grandchildren, the great-grandmother of 25 great-grandchildren and the great-great-grandmother of three. She also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving relatives. Sylvia was preceded in death by her grandson, Steven Piotter, her son-in-law, Ronald Dins, three of her sisters and four brothers. Funeral services for Sylvia were held on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at 11:00am at Saint Mark Lutheran Church, N7534 Church Street, Symco, WI. Visitation was Friday, September 24, 2010 at Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home, 176 N Bridge Street Manawa, WI from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Additional visitation was held prior to the church service at 10:00am until services begin at 11:00am. Interment followed in Union Cemetery, Tigerton, WI (off hwy 45). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Mark Church, Symco, WI in Sylvia Schroeder’s name are warmly appreciated.
We extend our deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff and St. Elizabeth’s hospital (2 South and ICU) in Appleton, Wisconsin for their kind dedication and loving care of our mother, Sylvia, during her final days.