February 27, 1942 to December 15, 2018 -Sue Schroeder of Sandy died in her home at age 76.

Susan Jean SchroederOn Saturday, December 15,

2018 Sue Schroeder of Sandy

died in her home at age 76.

Susan Jean Reif was born on

February 27, 1942 in Cincinnati,

Ohio to Harold A and Margaret

J (Smith) Reif. She was baptized

April 12, 1942 at Trinity

Lutheran Church in Detroit,

Michigan and continued in her

baptismal grace for her whole

life. After her father completed

medical training, the family settled in Minneapolis,

Minnesota. Sue graduated from the University of

Minnesota in 1964, and taught High School German

in Roseville, Minnesota for five years. In 1964, Sue

married Erwin Schroeder in Minneapolis. Sue and Erv

moved to Virginia in 1970 and raised two daughters

there. After her children were in high school, she

again taught German at the Northern Virginia Junior

College. After they retired Sue and Erv moved to


Sue was an active participant at Immanuel Lutheran

Church in Sandy. She enjoyed people and doing things

for them. She taught swimming in city parks, summer

resorts and at a program for handicapped children.

She was a co-leader of a Girl Scout troop. She was

quite active in visiting elderly and shut-in people.

After developing Parkinson's disease she often led or

assisted in leading Parkinson's support groups.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents and her

sister Margaret Barragato. She is survived by her

husband, Erv, two daughters Edith McKenzie (Dale)

and Mary Palmer and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel

Lutheran Church, to Parkinson's Resources of Oregon

or to a charity of your choice.

A funeral service will be held Immanuel Lutheran

Church on Friday, January 4th at 10:30 a.m. A

graveside service will follow at Willamette National

Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.

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