Lenore M. (Speed) Schroeder, Waupaca, Age 88 – died on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, WI. She was born on January 29, 1923 in the Township of Lanark, Portage County, WI, the daughter of William and Ethel (Speer) Sanders. She married Gordon (Bus) Schroeder on December 28, 1942 in Parfreyville, WI. He preceded her in death on May 27, 1993.
Lenore is survived by her children; Bill (Jan) Schroeder of Chilton, Miralee (Wayne) Much of Waupaca, Kevin (Nancy) Schroeder of Waupaca, and Kim (Mary) Schroeder of Waupaca, grandchildren; Bill (Jane) Schroeder, Melissa (Scott) McConnell, Jeff Schroeder, Laura Schroeder, Chris Much, Jaclyn Much, Jeremy Schroeder, Ryan (Molly) Schroeder, Chuck Schroeder (Special Friend; Brandi), Shannon Schroeder (Special Friend; Stacy), Lewis Schroeder, Liz (Brook) Bremmer, and fifteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister; Pauline Prochnow, sister-in-law; Jane Sanders, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Phillip (Hap) Kathryn Schroeder. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Lenore was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers; Fay, Richard, and Chick, and two sisters; Ethel and Ione. Lenore had been a long time member of the Waupaca Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She began her career in food service at the former Riverview Nursing Home in Waupaca, and continued her career in food service at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, retiring as a head cook/assistant dietitian. She was an Avon representative in the Waupaca area, and she had also cleaned homes in the Waupaca area for many years. Some of Lenore’s interests included playing cards, dancing, and traveling, and she had the opportunity to travel throughout much of the United States, and to parts of Canada and the Caribbean. Per Lenore’s wishes no services will be held. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI assisted the family with arrangements.
Lenore’s family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of the 5th floor of Stordock Hall, and to Dr. Patti Kile for the loving care given to Lenore while a resident of the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home at King.