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William "Bill" R. Schroeder

July 3, 1937 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 83)

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Obituary

William “Bill” R. Schroeder, 83, formerly of Lake Villa, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.  He was born July 3, 1937, in Chicago, to the late William C. and Elna (nee Ostergaard) Schroeder.

Bill grew up in Chicago, was a longtime resident of Fox Lake Hills, and retired from North Chicago Refineries.  He enjoyed bird watching, fishing, rock collecting and polishing, camping, telling stories, John Wayne movies, music (especially Johnny Cash and the song, Way Up High in the Apple Tree), dancing, and the phrase, “Would I lie to you?”.  Above all, Bill loved to spend time with his family and adored his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Linda (Al) Matheson, William C. (Joy) Schroeder, Thomas (Susan) Schroeder, and Dawn (Robert) Hauser; grandchildren, Jill, Tammy (Erick), Stephanie, William R. (Carolyn), Brandon, Danielle, Wesley (Rebecca), Casey, Andrew (Sarah), Kelly (John), Candice (Chris), and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Lauryn, Ethan, Kylie, Cameron, Zoey, Jaxon, William C., Logan, Lucas, Leah, Anthony, Tyler, Emily, Zander, Damon, Cody, Collin, and Celene; and siblings, Jack (Shirley) Schroeder, Larry (Teresa) Schroeder, Terry (Grace) Schroeder, Ronnie Schroeder, and Nancy (the late Dennis) Palasz; and by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline “Bema” (nee Motter) Schroeder on February 6, 2013; grandson, Kenny; and brothers, Gary (Maryann) Schroeder and Bob (Katy) Schroeder.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer/dementia research charity of your choice.

Visitation Friday, April 16, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 12:30 p.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake.  Private inurnment Ascension Cemetery Columbarium, Libertyville.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Funeral Service
Friday
April 16, 2021

12:30 PM
Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Private Inurnment

Ascension Cemetery
1920 Buckley Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048

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