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Marie Schroeder -- Rochester

March 18, 2018 GMT

Marie Schroeder Rochester

Marie Lorraine (Siefert) Schroeder of Rochester, age 87, died Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.

She was the daughter of the late Herman and Lila (Mock) Siefert. Marie was born May 24, 1930, in Eau Claire, Wis., spending her childhood years in Black River Falls, Wis., and graduating from Black River Falls High School in 1948.

She met her future husband, Erwin, while both worked at the Wisconsin Conservation Department in Black River Falls. After Erwin’s Air Force enlistment, they were married Aug. 5, 1951, in San Rafael, Calif., prior to his deployment to Korea. Upon Erwin’s return to Wisconsin, they resided and raised a family in Racine.

Marie enjoyed travel, music, and was actively involved at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Racine, Wis. She was a Girl Scout Leader for her daughters and worked as Office Manager at GW Morris, Racine, Wis. She encouraged and supported her daughters to attend college. She was a wonderful seamstress and loved to participate in radio trivia contests, winning a majority. She also enjoyed cooking and baking to make family gatherings extra special. Marie’s greatest affection was reserved for her grandchildren.

After the death of her husband, Erwin, in 2012, she relocated to Rochester.

Marie is survived by her daughters and their families, Linda (Randy) Wolfman of Rochester, Elisha Wolfman and Rachel (Andy Kochie) Wolfman; Janet (Dennis) Butteris of Dodgeville, Wis., Christopher (Abby) Butteris and Bradley Butteris and special friend Shelby Bowe; brother-in-law, Arthur (Margaret) Schroeder of Montana; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends, Eileen Stauss and Debbie Weill.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband, Erwin; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Jane Siefert.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Samaritan Bethany Chapel, 24 Eighth St. NW, Rochester. Visitation to be held one hour prior to service at the chapel. Burial at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Wis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Rochester Public Library or Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.