Karen Ann <I>Klug</I> Schroeder

Karen Ann Klug Schroeder

Birth
Warrens, Monroe County, Wisconsin, USA
Death Nov 2014 (aged 51)
New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 139423810 · View Source
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Karen Ann (Klug) Schroeder was born on December 13, 1962 to Rev. Henry & Ruth (Rauch) Klug in Warrens, Wisconsin. Her siblings: David, Timothy, Mark & Rachel.

She married David Warren Schroeder on May 25, 1985 in Wisconsin. They had 2 sons; Jeffrey & Carl. (both deceased)


A memorial service for Karen Schroeder will be held on Thursday, December 4 at 7:00 pm at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 N State St. in New Ulm. A reception will follow in St. Paul's Parish Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in behalf of WELS Prison Ministry, Jesus Cares Ministry, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, or another charitable organization of the donor's choice.
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From the New Ulm Journal 12/5/2014


NEW ULM - A memorial service for Karen Ann Schroeder took place Thursday night at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Schroeder, a 51-year-old New Ulm resident, went missing on Monday, Nov. 24. After a five-day search her body was recovered Saturday afternoon, Nov. 29, near the Cottonwood River and South Park.

A message from Schroeder's brother, Mark Klug, was read during the service. On behalf of the family Klug thanked everyone who assisted in the search for his sister as well those who helped support the family in their time of need.

Mourners filled the pews at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm on Thursday evening for a memorial service for Karen Schroeder. The New Ulm woman went missing on Monday, Nov. 24. After an intensive search by police and volunteers, her body was found on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Schroeder was preceded in death by her father and her two sons, Carl and Jeffrey. The boys died after years of battling leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disease that affects the brain's ability to send messages to the rest of the body.

The Rev. Donald Sutton presided over the service. He acknowledged Schroeder had been troubled in her last few days. He expressed guilt for not having said or done more to help her and said that many others were likely feeling the same way. Everyone did all that was possible to help Schroeder, he said.

"Let us leave these things at the cross," said Sutton. "We are justified in Jesus."

Following the service friends and family shared memories of Schroeder.

Schroeder will be best remembered for her kindness and willingness to help others in need. Schroeder was heavily involved in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS.) She worked as an administrative assistant at Martin Luther College, which is a WELS school.

In addition to Schroeder's helpful nature, Rev. Timothy Smith said he will remember her for asking the tough questions during Bible study.

"Her questions helped keep us focused and on track," said Smith.

In an entry on Facebook, Mark Klug remembered his sister for her work with the WELS institutional prison ministry program. "She met with prisoners to share the Bible. She continued to see promise in even the worst of us. She truly touched many lives," he wrote.

In an article that was published in WELS Forward in Christ magazine in October 2007, writer Alicia A. Neumann interviewed Schroeder about her sons and their struggles with leukodystrophy.

The boys were "such blessings and such joys," she told Neumann. The boys are free, happy and in heaven, she said in the interview. "I'm, very much looking forward to being with them again some day," she was quoted in the article.

Schroeder is survived by her mother and her siblings, David Klug of Idahna, Oregon; Timothy Klug of Winona, Minnesota; Mark Klug of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; and Rachel Kile of Randolph, Wisconsin.

A memorial service is also planned during the Christmas holidays at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Tomah, Wisconsin.

Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in behalf of WELS Prison Ministry, Jesus Cares Ministry, St. Paul's Lutheran Church or a charitable organization of the donor's choice.


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  • Created by: S Hemingway
  • Added: 30 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 139423810
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