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Joanne Schroeder

Joanne Loretta Schroeder

June 20th, 1931 - February 15th, 2022

Joanne's Obituary

Joanne Loretta Schroeder, age 90, passed away peacefully, February 15, 2022, at home surrounded by family in New Buffalo, Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel of New Buffalo, MI.

Joanne was born to Edna Mae Haven and Leo Edwin Haven in Michigan City, IN, on June 20, 1931. She married her longtime friend and love, Walter George Schroeder, in May 1956; he preceded her in death in 1998. Joanne enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader and animal lover and always said she lived in the prettiest house, which was built by hand by her husband. She worked at the New Buffalo Times as a Typist for over 22 years and was also an active member of St. John United Church of Christ.

Joanne is survived by her children - sons Robert (Beth) Schroeder and Brian Schroeder, and daughter - Debra Haney; granddaughter - Nicole Nixon; a great granddaughter and a great grandson; sister – Norma Wolfe and brother – Jon Haven; and several nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death a son – Steven Walter Schroeder, and by two sisters - Leola Haven and Susan Schmitt.

Please celebrate Joanne’s life by giving a donation in her memory to St. John United Church of Christ in New Buffalo or to the Michiana Human Society. If you wish to share a memory or a send a message of condolence to the family, you may do so at www.sommerfeldchapel.com

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