Susan Jean Schroeder
On 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.