Laura Ann nee Cooper Schroeder, age 88 of Collinsville, IL born August 19, 1924 in East St. Louis, IL passed away September 29, 2012 at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, IL.
After completing training at Christian Welfare School of Nursing Laura was a registered nurse at Christian Welfare and Memorial Hospitals. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, painting, and ceramics.
Laura was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin E. Schroeder, whom she married on September 17, 1946; parents: Clarence and Beatrice nee Thoene Cooper; sister, Norma (Walter) Weber; and brother, Louis (Cecelia) Cooper.
She is survived by two sons: Timothy D. (Betty) Schroeder of East Grand Forks, MN and David C. (Sharen) Schroeder of Collinsville, IL; four grandchildren: Ryan Schroeder of Austin, TX, Lacy (Lev) Garbar of Naperville, IL, Jay Schroeder of Chicago, IL, and John (Shawnda) Schroeder of Grand Forks, ND; three great grandchildren: Lennon Schroeder, Aleksandra Garbar and Aiden Schroeder; brother-in-law Leroy Klingelhoefer of O’Fallon, IL; sister-in-law Mary Schroeder of Glen Carbon, IL.
Visitation will be 11 am to 12 pm on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, 150 Wilma Drive, Maryville, IL 62062.
Funeral service immediately following the visitation with the Rev. Dr. John D. Lottes officiating. Burial will be in Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.
Memorials may be made to Our Lord’s Lutheran Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 South Illinois, Belleville, IL 62222.
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