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Sidney Charles Schroeder
March 24, 1933 ~ September 30, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Sidney C. Schroeder, age 90, of Reedsburg, WI, formerly of Wonewoc, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 24, 1933 in Plum Valley, Woodland Township, in Wonewoc, WI, the son of Paul and Leona (Schmidt) Schroeder. On June 13, 1959, he was united in marriage to Ellen Bruce.
Sid grew up on the family farm outside of Wonewoc in Plum Valley and graduated from Wonewoc High School in 1950. He met Ellen Bruce at a Hillsboro dance and the rest was history as they started their future together on June 13, 1959. Ellen joined him on the family farm, working beside him and helping to raise their family of three children. He loved his farm, showing constant hard work and dedication. He also loved taking time to play baseball, bowl and, when he outgrew that, it was time to watch his kids play sports, which he never wanted to miss.
Sid and Ellen moved off the family farm in 1992 and started their semi-retirement in Reedsburg. He worked at several places, including Phillips Do It Center and Lands’ End, but also made time for him and Ellen to travel overseas and throughout the U.S. He also found with more time he could find more activities to do and joined a great dart ball team and helped grow his beloved neighborhood pool group.
He loved his family and enjoyed watching his grandkids and great grandchildren as they ventured through their sports, games, or other events like plays, concerts and shows at the fair. He loved his church family as well and felt truly blessed to attend the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wonewoc throughout his whole lifetime, where he was baptized, confirmed and then served on various church councils and elder’s positions.
Sidney is survived by his wife, Ellen of 64 years; children Bruce (Patricia) Schroeder of Hillsboro, Brent (Lori) Schroeder of Holmen, and Bonni (Michael) Schmitz of Cashton; grandchildren: Belinda (Brandon) Gehri, Bianca (Ryan) Behnke, Palmer (Emma) Schroeder, Kyle Schroeder, Kaitlyn (Joab) Chase, Malachi Schmitz and Bennet Schmitz; eight great grand-children; siblings: brother Reginald (Joann) Schroeder of Minnesota; sisters-in-law: Arlene (Donald) Obert of Valley, Elaine Lowery of Hillsboro; brother-in-law Jeff Coy of Madison; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and granddaughter, Paulina Schroeder.
Funeral services for Sidney will be conducted at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, October 6, 2023 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wonewoc with Rev. Peter Snyder officiating. Burial will be made in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Wonewoc. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg, and on Friday at the church from 10:30 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.
The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family.