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“Stacy, my thoughts and prayers go out for you, your beautiful children, and the rest of your family. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Heidi Sacia

“I was sorry to hear of Neil's passing. He is in so many of my childhood memories from Cedar Falls. My thoughts are with you all at this hard time. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Sharla Utpadel

“I'm so sorry to hear of Neil's death. I have great memories of him from childhood and school. He was such a wonderful person. My heart goes out to...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Natalie Powell Hellmer - Friend

“Stacy and Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughts are with you and your family. Heidi S. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Heidi S. - Friend and co-worker

“We are saddened by your unexpected loss. You have my deepest sympathy at this very sad time. It is times like this that put our faith to the test. I...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Becky (Hickcox) Cyr & David - AL

“I will always remember the good times growing up in cedar falls with you. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Jeremy Stubb - Menomonie, WI

“My sympathy to Neil's family. He was in my third grade class at Cedar Falls Elementary School and was a good student with many friends, especially...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Gloria Kraemer - Menomonie, WI

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Jenny - Altoona, WI - school mate

“Stacy and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Katie Kenner - Chippewa Falls, WI

“Stacy, I am so sorry to read of Neil's passing. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sharon ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Sharon Cole Coon - Columbiaville, MI

“Dear Stacy I am truly sorry for your loss my thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family. I wish there was something I could say or do to...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: paula cooley - chippewa falls, WI

“We Extend Our Deepest Sympathy to your Family on the Loss of Your Loved One. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Len and Sharon Deschler - Racine, WI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care, Laurie and Steve ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Laurie Schroeder Bertzyk - Racine, WI

“Our deepest sympathies to you in the passing of Neil. We are so glad we got to see Neil and family at the Niemela Family reunion last summer and...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Al and Karen Sanborn - Moran, MI

“So very sorry for you loss. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Lori Coubal - Wakefield, MI

“Stacy, I have been trying to look you up for years and I am so sorry that it happened this way. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and hugs to...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Sara Sciezor Bakken - Farmington, MN

“My heartfelt condolences to the Schroeder family in this time of loss. I pray that you find comfort in the Lord and in one another. I knew Neil from...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Kelli (Mork) Clark - Door County, WI

“Neil was always so nice to everyone! I had no idea that he was even sick! I went to meetings with him. He had such a kind heart. My heart goes out to...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Jessica Haines - Altoona, WI

“We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Neil. Years ago we all where neighbors. I guess we can say the good ole days in Homer's. Neil will now...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Brenda & Gordy Smith - Menomonie, WI

“Heartfelt condolences to all of the family. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Chris K - Eau Claire, WI

“Sorry to the Schroeder family for the loss of Neil's life. I pray for peace to be with you now. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Shawna - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to all of Neal's family, I hope you find comfort and warmth with your loved ones, new and old in these trying times. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Nicholas S - Eau Claire, WI


Neil J. Schroeder, age 33, of Eau Claire formerly of Menomonie, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Clairemont Nursing Facility in Eau Claire, following a long- term illness.

He was born October 30, 1978 in Menomonie, WI to Jeffery D. and Lynn D (Hakamaki) Schroeder. Neil graduated from Menomonie High School in 1997, and then received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from U.W. Eau Claire in 2001.

Prior to his illness, Neil was employed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and had previously enjoyed working part-time as a police officer.

Neil married Stacy Wirth on September 27, 2003 in Stanley, WI. They resided in Eau Claire and enjoyed spending time with their children. Neil was a wonderful young man who loved his family. He was kind and a joy to spend time with and will be sadly missed. He was also an avid sports fan and loved to golf.

Neil is survived by his wife Stacy of Eau Claire; his two young children, Annabelle and Jack Schroeder; his father Jeffery (Mary Ann) Schroeder of Menomonie; two sisters, Jaime Schroeder of Huntington Beach, CA and Whitney Schroeder of Eau Claire; his maternal grandmother, Norma Hakamaki of Wakefield, MI; his paternal grandfather, David Schroeder of Downing; mother and father-in-law, Jim and Hatty Wirth of Stanley; a brother-in-law, Brian Wirth of Greenville, NC and sister-in-law, Stephanie Wirth of Eau Claire; he is also survived by many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Neil's life was blessed with many wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lynn Schroeder; maternal grandfather, Eric Hakamaki and paternal grandmother, Shirley Schroeder.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Geoff Scott officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family.