July 8, 1940 - November 25, 2020
Barbara Jean Schroeder, 80, of Saginaw, our loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and loyal friend went Home to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Covenant HealthCare – Cooper in Saginaw. Barb was born in Saginaw on July 8, 1940, the daughter of the late Lloyd C. and Josephine (Grzybowski) Clarke. She was a graduate of Saginaw High School, Class of 1958, and went on to attend Michigan State University, prior to getting married. While on a blind double date set up through mutual friends, Barb met Wilbert A. Schroeder. They dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on April 15, 1961 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville. Barb retired from Covenant HealthCare after 28 years of service, where she was a Certified Health Unit Coordinator and known for her excellent work ethic. Barb never enjoyed sitting still, so she gladly ran the Frankenmuth Senior Center for several years. Barb continued helping others as a MMAP Counselor for Region VII Area Agency on Aging in Bay City. During her life, she always gave her time volunteering at several places to make sure the elderly were taken care of and felt a part of the community. Barb loved to travel and spend time with her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Her gentle and compassionate nature will live on in the hearts of her family and friends for generations to come. Barb leaves to carry on her legacy, her son, Glenn A. (René) Schroeder of Port Charlotte, Florida; son, Steven R. (Laurie) Schroeder of Bridgeport; daughter, Laura J. Schroeder (Kyle) of Bridgeport; grandchildren, Jared, Angela, Roxanne, Allie, Steven Jr., and Paige; great-grandchildren, Xavier and Logan who were the lights of her life, along with her brother, Lloyd Clarke. In addition to her parents, Barb was welcomed Home to Heaven by her husband, Wilbert A. Schroeder in 2006. Barb’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, November 28, 2020 for a public visitation from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. A private family Life Celebration will follow Interment will be held privately in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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