Catherine Schroeder

Catherine “Cathie” Rose Schroeder, age 58, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 after arriving at Ministry Door County Medical Center emergency room from probable complications following a recent surgery.

Cathie was born March 13, 1954 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Alvin and Shirley Ann (Vertz) Wehausen. Cathie graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1972. She worked for CACI, a subcontractor for PBI, in Sturgeon Bay and K-Mart before finding her true calling fighting for victim’s rights in the Door County District Attorney’s office as victim witness coordinator for the past 27 years.

On Sept. 27, 1986 she married Mark A. Schroeder at Cave Point. She was a voracious reader; she enjoyed watching Packer games, loved camping and traveling, especially to Florida to visit family and friends. She loved warm weather. Cathie looked forward to working at Irish Fest in Milwaukee which she did for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Red Hatters, Sturgeon Bay JCs and the Golden Girls.

She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband, Mark, Sturgeon Bay; three children, Kristina (Mike) Schroeder-Blackley, Roanoke, VA; Mark Schroeder II and Molly Schroeder, both of Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Bailey, Faith and Colton; two sisters, Margaret (Tim) Cigler, Sturgeon Bay; Gretchen (Bryan) Fjeldos, Tremonton, Utah; mother-in-law Mildred Schroeder, Caledonia, Minn; brother-in-law Bruce Schroeder, Caledonia; sister-in-law Joyce Houdek, Winona, Minn; aunt Mary Jane Gillis; three uncles and aunts, Oscar and Mary Lou Wehausen, John and Kay Wehausen and Herb and Loretta Wehausen Sr. She will be missed by her nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her parents, sister Michelle; niece and nephew Andrea and Daniel Bay; brother William; uncle Pug Gillis and father-in-law Donald Schroeder.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Robert Konkol as celebrant. Friends called Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. There was a parish wake service held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Huehns Funeral Home. Memorials may be given in her memory for domestic violence prevention. Sign the online guestbook and offer condolences at