Kathy Schroder, Kaukauna, age 66, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family and friends on Tues. Feb. 6, 2018. She was born on July 24, 1951 to the late Cleon and Marian (Metz) Huss. Kathy wed Thomas Schroder on May 29, 1971 at Whiting Community Baptist Church where they have remained members.
Kathy loved her family above all and was always involved in their activities and organizations. While Sue and Tina were in high school she was a huge supporter of the band by organizing the concession stand and chaperoning any trips. She was overjoyed when her grandchildren were born and shared a very special relationship with them. Kathy spent her life dedicated to the care of children and provided loving care for hundreds of children during her lifespan and was happiest holding a baby. Her family hosted several exchange students whom Kathy readily welcomed as part of the family, maintaining contact with many of them over the years and traveling to Finland for a visit.
Kathy was truly selfless and a nurturer and would always have a snack in her bag ready to share or would do anything she could to help those around her. Kathy never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone often finding connections to others she knew. She loved the summer for all the parades, fireworks, outdoor concerts and trips to Frogg’s for ice cream. She made many lifelong friends as an active Jaycee member and while selling Watkins products. Kathy also enjoyed a good fish fry, camping with friends at the tree farm and traveling.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 46 years, Tom; her daughters Sue (special friend Pete) Schroder (Oshkosh); Tina (Nick) Voigt and her grandkids Abigail and Collin (Combined Locks). She is further survived by her siblings Pat (Jon) Zeininger (Menasha) and Paul (Barb) Huss (Combined Locks) and a sister-in-law; Karen Harris (Manitowoc) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her day care families.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Cleon and Marian Huss, in-laws Raymond and Mabel Schroder and brothers-in-law Dan, Kenny and Ed.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to St. Paul Elder Services and the ICU at Thedacare Medical Center-Appleton.
A celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Whiting Community Baptist Church, 1020 Tullar Rd., Neenah. Family and friends may call directly at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Boettcher Family Funeral Home, Kaukauna is assisting the family. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com