Obit: Schroeder, Helene (1876 - 1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Schroeder, Wegner, Blum, Keller, Tramm, Polenske, Hovorka, Wendel, Reigel, Ott, Mund, Beyer, Jarvis, Lehman, Hogan, Madderom, Schweinler, Benduhn, Kipp, Skutak, Potter, Wright, Scheeler, Jensen, Segergren, Butterfield, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 12, 1958 

Schroeder, Helene (12 March 1876 - 6 June 1958) 

Mrs. Fred (Helene) Schroeder, 82, of Neillsville, Died June 6.  She had been a hospital patient for two weeks. 

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alfred Schewe officiated.  Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Mrs. Schroeder, daughter of the late Helmuth and Caroline (Wegner) Blum, was born March 12, 1876, in Germany. At the age of six she came with her parents to America.  The family located in Neillsville, later moving onto a farm in the Town of Levis. 

She was married to Fred Schroeder November 13, 1893, at Neillsville.  Following their marriage they operated a farm on North Grand Avenue for seven years.  Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder then moved to Neillsville, where he operated a shoe repair shop for many years.  Mrs. Schroeder resided on East 6th Street fro the last 57 years.  Following the death of her husband she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Marie Keller. 

She is survived by the following 10 children: Mrs. Marie Keller, Neillsville; Carl, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Louise Tramm, Rockford, Ill.; William, Fairbanks, Alaska; Rev. Paul, Leon, Ia.; Mrs. Elsie Polenske, Milwaukee; Mrs. Agnes Hovorka, Racine; Ben, Madison; Rudolph, Mukwonago; and Gerhardt, Kenosha. 

She also is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wendel, Chicago; Miss Johanna Blum, Owen; and Mrs. Martha Reigel, Owen.  Forty-four grandchildren and 89 great grandchildren also survive. 

Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers were grandsons: Paul, Fred, and Eugene Schroeder, Henry, Edgar and Wendell Ott.  Flowers were carried by Mrs. Glenn Mund, Mrs. Elmer Beyer, Miss Sandra Schroeder, Mrs. Clarence Jarvis and Mrs. Fred Schroeder.  The Ladies aid, who attended in a body, sang. They were accompanied by Victor Lehman. 

People from out of town attending were: Rev. and Mrs. Paul Schroeder, Leon, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schroeder; Paul Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schroeder, Chicago; Mrs. Dora Hogan, North Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schroeder, Miss Sandra Schroeder and Mrs. Shirley Madderom, Madison; Mrs. Louise Tramm and Mrs. Charles Schweinler, Rockford, Ill.; Gerhardt Schroeder, Kenosha; Henry F. Blum, Mrs. Elsie Polenske, Mrs. M. P. Benduhn, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ott and Mrs. Francis Kipp, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schroeder, Mukwonago; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Schroeder, Wisconsin Rapids; Miss Johanna Blum, Mrs. H. E. Reigel, Mrs. Emma Skutak and Beverly, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. John Blum, Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Agnes Hovorka, Racine; Mrs. Harold Potter, East Chicago, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jarvis and Mrs. Irene Wright, Antioch, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Scheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jensen, Abbottsford; A. W. Segergren, Pittsville; Mrs. Belle Butterfield, Greenwood; and Rudolph Wegner, Granton. 



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