Lou Ann Schrader Obituary – The Petoskey News-Review

Lou ann schrader

Lou Ann Schrader (Roberge) was born in Saginaw, Michigan, the youngest of five daughters (Gail, Skip, Donna and Aline). She grew up as a group nerd and geek in Bridgeport, Michigan with her lifelong friend Leanne Clift (Hagerl). She could be described as beautiful, sweet and fun. She attended Delta Community College and Saginaw Business School.

Working as a receptionist in the emergency room at the old St. Luke Hospital, she met Ken, a sarcastic and inappropriate ambulance driver and future police officer. To the disbelief of many, they started dating. She said he brought her flowers all the time. It was later discovered that he also worked in a funeral home, which enabled him to perform these beautiful gestures that would eventually seduce her and lead to their marriage in 1977. A year later, they moved to Boyne City and have built their house together.

Lou and Ken decided they needed children and after their first daughter Ashley continued with three more over an 8 year period. Leeann Emeott (husband Matthew) Dustin and Nicholas.

His professional career ended at St. Luke’s Hospital, Saginaw County Attorneys Office, 2 Saginaw area lawyers, Honeywell Aerospace, Harbor House Publishing, Wayne Wire and the Airport. de Charlevoix over a period of 42 years. She balanced a good work ethic with even greater family values ​​and friendliness.

Schrader’s life as a family of 6 would be best described as humorous, hectic, boisterous and loving. Considered the quietest and least offensive, Lou Ann kept the family together. She kept everyone in check and made sure the group was happy and taken care of. Family days and vacations were a constant, from camping to state parks; ski days in the mountains; Russian mountains; water parks; pool and darts tournaments in the basement; bowling; whirlpools; tournaments of Euchre; eat chicken and parmesan pizza in the park; ride a bike; many road trips to tourist places; and the family favorite of the island of Saint-Martin. But it wasn’t just the family that was going through this, everyone was welcome at the Schrader House. Guests were guaranteed a unique experience filled with laughter and fueled by specialty drinks in its collection of world-class glasses with a side of homemade cookies.

As her children grew, her focus shifted from their shenanigans to racking up plane points to travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., And Olathe, Kansas, to see her grandchildren. children. Even being over a thousand kilometers away did not prevent her from developing a close and loving relationship with her six grandchildren; Bryce 14 and Reece 12 (Ashley’s) in Florida and Madalynn 15, Kennedy 12, Parker 8 and Isabelle 4 (Leeann and Matt’s) in Kansas (recently moved to Midland, Michigan). She spoiled them with more clothes and toys than an FAO Schwarz could manage in their inventory! They grew grateful for these articles, but even more grateful for the time, attention and knowledge she gave them. She never missed a birthday, singing a fake happy birthday every year. She attended many sporting events, awards ceremonies and talent shows. She taught them to swim, play cards and participate in craft projects. She was their number one cheerleader!

Lou Ann has remained active for the last few years of her life with shopping, scrapbooking, camping, kayaking and maintaining a 5 star rating as an Airbnb host. The diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in February 2021 was alarming, but she rose to the challenge like a bull. Maintaining a positive attitude and struggling to the end, she died in the same house she helped build 43 years ago. She spent her last day with her whole family celebrating Thanksgiving, giving advice on Christmas decorations, and listening to them arguing over board game winners and Euchre cards played with unlucky partners. Her 67 years of life have been incredible, almost as much as the person she was and will be remembered.

She will be sorely missed.

A celebration of his life will take place sometime after Christmas and before New Year’s Eve.

Donations can be made on her behalf to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Posted on November 29, 2021

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