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Judith (Markee) Schroeder, 71, of New Lisbon, went home to be with Jesus on a beautiful Sunday morning May 12, 2019.

There, she was reunited with her parents, Donald Markee Sr. and Viola Bogardus. Judi was also preceded in death by her husband, John D.; stepfather, Lester Bogardus; brothers, Donald Jr. and Dennis; and her beloved dog, Bianca.

Mourning her loss, while celebrating her life, are her children, Scott and Tara Schroeder, Sharon Monzer, and Samantha Komay; nine grandchildren, Bree, Olivia and Danielle Schroeder, John and Thomas Schroeder, and Mason, Alan, Dylan and Benny Komay, will hold dear so many wonderful memories of their grandma for the rest of their lives.

Those who knew her the longest and feel her loss so sharply are her siblings, Bonnie Douglas, Delilah Haas, Ronald and Linda Markee, Sam and Marilyn Baggs, Kenneth and Sharon Markee, and Clifford Markee.

Throughout her 71 years, she made many great friends with her neighbors, bowling team, and co-workers. She worked for years in the lunch room at her kids’ middle school, and in housekeeping at the Park Oasis Inn, Mauston hospital and the Alaskan Supper Club. Her favorite pastimes were scrapbooking memories of her grandkids and coloring. She loved to gather with her neighbors at the Lemonweir Villa Apartments in New Lisbon to play bingo and have potlucks. During her final two months she was cared for at Serenity House in Tomah where she was surrounded by a thoughtful, caring staff, including her favorite CNA Pam, who reminded her of her daughters.

Family and friends will celebrate Judi’s life from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the Community Room at Mauston City Hall by Riverside Park. There will be a time of sharing at noon, officiated by Pastor Bruce from Serenity House.

For online condolences, visit crandallfuneral.com.

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