Phyllis May Schroepfer, of Antigo, passed away Sunday August 30, 2015 in Appleton. She was 92 years old. She was born on March 21, 1923 in Antigo a daughter of Mose and Sadie (Hecker) Tatro. She married Lee Schroepfer on December 2, 1944 at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2008.
She was employed at the Weinbrenner Shoe Company factory in Antigo and tied flys for Sheldons for 17 years.
Mrs. Schroepfer was a member of SS Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and for funeral dinners at church.
Mrs. Schroepfer’s hobbies include reading books, playing cards, crocheting and completing jigsaw puzzles.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Zdanovec, Jacksonville, Florida, Janet (Patrick) Alft, Little Chute; two sons, Dean (Lori) Schroepfer, Appleton, Bruce (Dawn) Schroepfer, Oconto; a daughter-in-law, Theresa Schroepfer, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lee, a son, Keith Schroepfer, three sisters Patricia Boettcher, Maxine Beilke, and Virginia Ahlers, three brothers Dale, Richard and Eugene Tatro.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday September 12, 2015 at 11:30a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremiah Worman officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank all of Mom’s angels at Century Oaks and Parkside for their loving care. We are so grateful. We would also like to thank Thedacare Hospice, especially Kelly, for your kindness and helping Mom take her final journey. To Paula for always asking how Mom was even though she didn’t give a reply. We’ll all miss you, Mom.
Only the Best
God saw that she was getting tired
and the cure was not to be
so He put his arms around her and whispered “come with Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
and saw her fade away
although we loved her dearly we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.