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Judith Lynne Schroeder

January 2, 2020


Life Sketch for Judith Lynne Schroeder


Judith Lynne Schroeder, 64, died on Thursday, January 02, 2020 at her home in Sedgwick, Kansas.


Judith was born on May 21, 1955 in Moundridge, Kansas to Harley and Patsy (Marks) Lechner. 


Judith married Earl Keith Schroeder on July 11, 1980 in California.  They were married for thirty nine years prior to her death.


Judith was a very gregarious person who loved people and working with them. She volunteered for many different things including the following: Emergency Medical Technician, Valley Hope Addiction Center, Church choir and coaching little league baseball.  She enjoyed her community and being with people. Her home was always open to people, especially children.


Judith was musically inclined; playing the piano and teaching her children to play and enjoy music.  She loved to shop, cook and not gamble. Recently Judith dealt with heart disease.  It affected how she cooked and forced her to be more home bound. It did not shake her faith in God. Her children will remember her as someone who was adventurous, a fantastic person, and one who deeply loved her family.



She is survived by her husband: Earl Schroeder; children: Mia Wright, Tara Brown, Aron Schroeder and Eric Zerger; brothers: David, Mark and Mike Lechner; Sisters: Connie Boatwright and Dana Lechner; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents: Harley and Patsy Lechner.


Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church of Wichita.  A public visitation is scheduled from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Petersen Funeral Home of Newton.  The family will be present to greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Rural Sedgwick, Kansas at 9:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service.


A memorial has been established for “The Meeting House”, 507 N. Commercial Ave, Sedgwick, Kansas 67135. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.


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11 thoughts on “Judith Lynne Schroeder

  1. We are so sorry. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you. Sending prayers. Our love, Bud/Sue and family

  2. Judy… you were such a wonderful person and always full of laughter – even when you were dealing with some pretty crazy stuff. At this point, I don’t want to believe this is true… it doesn’t seem possible that you’re gone. I will miss you a lot.
    CabanaMamas Forever!

  3. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I remember the fun we had in high school. So sad of your passing.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for all of your family.
    I am Judy’s dad’s cousin from
    South Dakota!

    Cleo Hinz-Tchida

  5. I am shocked and saddened to read of Judy passing. She always had a smile no matter what she was going through. She will be missed. Prayers and sincere condolences to her family.

  6. RIP Judy, you were a good friend to this Brit during her formative years. Much love to your family❤️

  7. RIP Dear Friend. Will treasure the memories we made during our VC days. You will be remembered fondly and missed greatly! ❤️

  8. I was shocked to hear this news. My prayers are with you through this difficult time. RIP Judy!

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