Patricia Anne "Pat" Schroeder, 80, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 in the Hospice Unit at St. John's Hospital.
Born in Springfield on May 31, 1933, Pat was the daughter of Charles and Frances Berberick Schnepp. She was a graduate of Springfield High School and upon graduation she worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Pat served with the DAVA for several years and was a Past Commander and also worked with Big Brother Big Sister for many years. She was an avid reader, enjoying mainly mysteries, loved crossword puzzles, going to the theater, and getting together to play games with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Edwin Schnepp, Mary Rose Sommer, and Richard Schnepp.
She will be greatly missed by her children: Gloria (Joe) Phillips, Mike Schroeder, Sandy (Bobby) Palmer, Brian (Teresa) Schroeder, Jeff (Donna) Schroeder; grandchildren: Stacy (Chris) Harbin, Julie Kotowski, Andy (Lisa) Phillips, Amanda (Joe) Alotta, Jamie Schroeder, Emily (David) Pinkham, Ben Phillips, Xavier Schroeder, Zebariah Schroeder; and 12 great-grand children.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday July 9, 2013 at Calvary Cemetery with Rev. Robert Palmer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters, 928 S. Spring St., or The Disabled American Veterans, 809 South Grand Ave., West. Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfineralhome.com.