Patricia Anne "Pat" Schroeder

Patricia Anne “Pat” Schroeder, 80, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 in the Hospice Unit at St. John’s Hospital.

Born in Springfield on May 31, 1933, Pat was the daughter of Charles and Frances Berberick Schnepp. She was a graduate of Springfield High School and upon graduation she worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Pat served with the DAVA for several years and was a Past Commander and also worked with Big Brother Big Sister for many years. She was an avid reader, enjoying mainly mysteries, loved crossword puzzles, going to the theater, and getting together to play games with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Edwin Schnepp, Mary Rose Sommer, and Richard Schnepp.

She will be greatly missed by her children: Gloria (Joe) Phillips, Mike Schroeder, Sandy (Bobby) Palmer, Brian (Teresa) Schroeder, Jeff (Donna) Schroeder; grandchildren: Stacy (Chris) Harbin, Julie Kotowski, Andy (Lisa) Phillips, Amanda (Joe) Alotta, Jamie Schroeder, Emily (David) Pinkham, Ben Phillips, Xavier Schroeder, Zebariah Schroeder; and 12 great-grand children.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday July 9, 2013 at Calvary Cemetery with Rev. Robert Palmer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters, 928 S. Spring St., or The Disabled American Veterans, 809 South Grand Ave., West. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Patricia Anne "Pat" Schroeder

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Vanessa Wiseman

July 8, 2013

I ran Big Brothers Big Sisters bingo for 12 years and worked with Pat for about 10 of those. She was a great lady and very proud of her kids and grandkids and was always showing off pictures of them. Prayers for her family.

Judy Robison

July 8, 2013

To the Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss, I knew Pat when we both worked the bingo hall, she was a kind person

Teresa Zumwalt

July 7, 2013

Dear Pat, So glad I got to know you. What a sweet and kind person you were. Thank you, Pat. You will be greatly missed.

July 7, 2013

Jeff and Donna
May your memories comfort you

Mary Louise Black

July 2, 2013

Dear Gloria, Mike, Sandy, Jeff and Brian,

I am sorry to hear that Aunt Pat has left this world. She was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed visits with her while I was in Springfield. I know she was a devoted mother and grandmother and that you and your families will miss her very much. My deepest condolences, from your cousin Carol.