Arlene Rose Schroeder

Arlene Rose SchroederAge 97, passed away January 27, 2024.  She was born June 15, 1926, near Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Cecelia and Rupert Brown.  Arlene was a longtime member of Church of the Resurrection in Lansing and a 16-year member of Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church.  She had a heart of gold and was loved by everyone that knew her.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, William Schroeder in 2004, as well as 7 siblings.  Surviving are her son, Donald (Catharine) Schroeder; daughters, Diane (Robert) Spencer and Sheila Schroeder; 6 grandchildren, Anastacia Sokoloski, Alexander Sokoloski, Tony (Kellian) Spencer, Catharine (Micha) Roddy, Samantha Schroeder, and James Schroeder; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Erwin (Virginia) Brown and several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 1, 2024, at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, 1111 Carlton Blvd, Jackson, Michigan.  Her family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the Funeral Mass.  Private entombment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens in Lansing.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Catholic Charities in memory of Arlene Schroeder.

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Chris Sokoloski
January 29, 2024 at 2:45 pm

I was blessed to have had this amazing lady in my life for over 25 years! The world was better for having her in it! She will be greatly, deeply missed! Sheila, Diane, Don, as well as the rest of her family, my deepest. most heartfelt condolences to you all!

Marge Ferris, Marilyn Cutrara, Tony & Joanne Luyk
January 29, 2024 at 10:53 pm

To the family of our beloved Aunt,
Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Tony Spencer
January 29, 2024 at 11:53 pm

Arlene was my Grandma. She was full of life, and always had a smile or a hug to give. She was most happy when surrounded by family, and her little dog. We all loved her very very much. She will be missed, but never forgotten. Love you Grandma.

Beverly Kromer
January 30, 2024 at 9:40 am

Arlene was one great lady. We enjoyed our time together on Bement St. Lots of good food at our pig roast. She was always available if I needed her to babysit…we had the best neighbors on our street. She will be missed.

Robert Brown
January 30, 2024 at 11:27 am

I always loved to visit Aunt Arlene and her kids. I would get excited to go every time my parents says we’re going to Arlene’s. She would always have a great big smile like her heart was filled with happiness. My eyes sees her like she just glows in front of me. It felt so special to me. It was always a happy place to be. I don’t know how young I was. Arlene had this special gift with the squirrels in her front yard. She would take me out on the front porch sitting on the steps. I couldn’t hear how she would communicate with the squirrels. They would walk right up to her and take the crackers out of her hand. My eyes would light up! Like, how did you do that! She had this big smile! She would look at me while I would read her lips and says, that’s pretty special, isn’t it. I would nod and smile back to her.
I will always love you! I will always miss you!

Lois Bronkema
February 1, 2024 at 11:11 am

I will never forget Aunt Arlene’s smile and her sweet disposition. Love and prayers to the family.


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