Roger E. Schroetter, 78, of Chippewa Falls passed away at Lake Hallie Memory Care on Friday, May 2, 2014, following a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
Roger was born on July 20, 1935, the son of Paul and Irene (Oldenberg) Schroetter in Bloomer.
On Oct. 24, 1959, Roger married Sherlene Fanetti in Bloomer. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage in October.
Roger graduated from Bloomer High School in 1953. After graduation, he pursued a lifelong career in the trucking industry that began in the mid-1950s. He owned and operated his own milk truck and over-the-road long-haul trucks until his retirement in 2007.
Roger loved his wife, family and friends. His other interests included auto racing, especially NASCAR. He was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. Each year, he always looked forward to deer hunting with family and friends. He also loved spending time with his grandsons, who were his pride and joy.
Roger will be deeply missed by: his loving wife, Sherlene; son Mark (Nancy) Schroetter of Chippewa Falls; daughter Darelynn (Randy) of Oshkosh; his grandsons, Tyler and Logan Polfuss, and Jayden and Mitchell Schroetter; and also his brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Donald Schroetter; and other relatives.
Though Roger will be missed very much, there is much comfort in knowing he is at peace. Roger was generously blessed with the care and loving compassion he received during the six months he resided at Lake Hallie Memory Care. He was also blessed with the support and care from St. Joseph’s Hospice in his final days.
A Celebration of Life will begin at noon Saturday, May 10 at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Hoekstra officiating. A memorial luncheon will follow the service at the funeral home. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be private at Bateman Cemetery in the Town of Lafayette, Chippewa County.
Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family. To express condolences online, please visit www.thompsonfuneralhome.com.