Debra Lynn Schroeder

Debra Lynn Schroeder, 64, of Springfield, died on April 15, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center.  She was born September 27, 1956 in Bloomington to Gerald “Bud” and Marilyn VanHoosier Hornke.  She married Tedd R. Schroeder on September 23, 1975 and he survives.

Also surviving are her children, Joe William (Kristi) of Edwardsville, Laura (Jeffrey) of Atwater and Jason R. “JR” (Brittany) of Chatham; six grandchildren, Hank, Braden, Luke, Logan Remington, and Georgia; and one sister, Leslie (Jim) Bennett of Webster Grove, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Debi grew up in the Florida Keys as a younger child. She cherished those Florida memories, especially the collecting of seashells, which she still had. She absolutely adored her husband Tedd and loved the many road trips in the convertible with him. Her love for her family was immense, supporting any activity of her children and doted on her grandchildren in whatever it is they were doing.  Some of her favorite travel spots were Lake Michigan, Grafton Wineries and Colorado. She was also very athletic, playing volleyball and softball in high school, as well as through her thirties.  Debi’s looks could light up any room, from the long blonde hair to her contagious smile.

Debra worked for Horace Mann as an IT Trainer for thirty years and at SIU School of Medicine as a Software Specialist Analyst for fifteen years.

Private services will be held at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU.

CDC Protocol shall be followed.

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