Darlene “Dar” Joy Schroeder (nee Voeks), passed away peacefully at Appleton Medial Center surrounded by her family on July 27, 2021 after a lengthy illness. She was born October 24, 1948 to the late Rhinold and Alice (Krueger) Voeks. On April 26, 1969 she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Schroeder at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Together they farmed in the Town of Freedom for 32 years.
Darlene is survived by her husband Bill; daughter Jean Schroeder and her daughter Alicia; son Richard “Rick” Schroeder and his children Leland and Amy; son Mark Schroeder, sisters Helen Johnson and Lois Springstroh; brother Darrell Voeks, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Doris and Roger VanBeek, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, special friends Barbara Yandre and Lloyd Yandre. Dar was preceded in death by her son David Schroeder; her parents; sister Dorothy Shimmelpfenning; mother-in-law and father-in-law Lucille and Norbert Schroeder, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gene Johnson, Roger Springstroh and Bill and Lois Winters, nephews Michael Voeks; Kevin Johnson; Jeff Springstroh and Rollie VanBeek.
The funeral service for Dar will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, N3505 State Hwy 47, Appleton with Pastor Mark Gartner officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be in the Highland Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.verkuilenfh.com.
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