THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
MaryLou Schroeder, 67, of Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 surrounded by her family after a 15 year battle with breast cancer.
Born Aug. 8, 1946 in Menominee, Mi., to Howard and Elizabeth (Leannah) Peterson, she graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee. She continued her education by completing courses from several different universities, including Harvard, and earned three Master's degrees. She married Roger Schroeder on July 26, 1984 in Lake Tahoe, Nev. and they had three children, Caryn, Corey and Chad.
A passion for education, she was a pioneer in bringing Headstart to the Green Bay area. The organization dedicated their building on the East side of Green Bay in her name. While working in the Green Bay School District, she was given the opportunity to research education for children, publish a book and teach educational tools to high school students through the Junior Achievement program. She was the first woman in the United States to purchase an Anthony Robbins franchise, a motivational speaking and life coach network and named it Positively YES! She partnered with several groups to teach, motivate, strengthen and grow businesses, was the former President of the Milwaukee College of Business and a supporter of MADD. Her best memories are those spent with family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, ballroom dancing and camping.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Roger; three children, Caryn Schroeder, Corey (Tracey) Schroeder and Chad (Mimi) Schroeder; three grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Cathy) Peterson; nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held on Friday, May 30 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Green Bay. Visitation continued on Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. Rev. John Harper officiated with interment at Fort Howard Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.
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