Arlen Schroeder
1933 - 2021
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Arlen Schroeder

Neenah - Arlen L. Schroeder, age 87, passed away on January 15, 2021. He was born June 16, 1933 in the Town of Clayton. He is the son of the late Harvey and Sadie (Breaker) Schroeder of Larsen, WI. He grew up in Larsen. He helped build the cold storage locker and grocery store in 1948. He worked there until he went in the Army in 1953. He married Diana M. Heinz on September 10, 1955. He worked for Marathon and American Company until 1995 and after that he drove for Bergstrom car dealership and Avis Rental Car until 2012.

Arlen enjoyed classic cars and his favorite was his 1964 Morris Mini Cooper. He loved going to car shows and talking to all the people. He was a handyman and always was willing to help people with projects. He always had a sense of humor even to the end. He enjoyed hanging out at McDonald's by the airport for coffee with all his driving buddies from Avis.

Arlen is survived by two daughters - Mary (Brian) Beiser, Cindy (Robert) Butke; a son, Eric (Tina) Schroeder all of Neenah. Seven grandchildren: Andy Beiser, Paul (Michelle) Beiser, Alex (fiancé Brittany) Beiser, Angela Butke, Spencer Butke, Kierstin Schroeder, and Carson Schroeder. Three great-grandchildren, Brody Beiser, Ava Beiser and Genevieve Beiser. Two brothers Gerald Schroeder, Neenah and Glen (Jennifer), Waupaca and sister-in-law Berdine, Neenah. Also, numerous nieces and nephews.

Arlen was preceded in death by his wife, Diana M. Schroeder; his parents; his brothers Donald, Berton and Russell, and a sister Marjorie Schroeder.

The family would like to thank the Ascension Hospice team (Lisa, Kara, Joy and Amy) in Neenah for all their support and compassion.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established for Ascension Hospice - Neenah.

Westgor Funeral Home

205 W. Doty Ave. Neenah 722-7151


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January 23, 2021
Worked with Arlen for many years at American Can Co. He was truly one of the good guys. Had many long conversations with him even after retirement. He will be missed. Jerry
Jerry Kersten
January 23, 2021
Dear Cousins, Mary, Cindy, and Eric,
Sending our condolences to you and wishing you all the best memories of both of your parents as do I. Love, George and Sheila (Abel) Schmidt
Sheila Schmidt
January 21, 2021
My Dearest Cousins Mary, Cindy, and Eric, I am saddened to learn of your loss. Such a good guy and a favorite Uncle too! Arlen was a Jack of all trades and willing to lend a hand. I remember he helped wire our barn back in the 90's - he shared a joke each day (occasionally the same one - lol). With love among one another, I hope you each find comfort and peace during this time. I regret we won't be attending the gathering but hope to visit in the future - and maybe we can find time to play a game of Scrunch!
Robbie and Stacie Peterson
January 21, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Arlie's passing. We worked together at American Can for many years. I always enjoyed our chats.
Leon pietz
January 21, 2021
so sorry to hear about Arlyn our prayers and thoughts are with the whole family
Thomas and Carol RESCH
January 20, 2021
So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you all during this time.
Nancy Adams Kramer
January 19, 2021
He was my favorite brother inlaw. I helped build his first house on Crestview. Not much help,I was in high school. My condolences to the family.
ronald heinz
January 18, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. So sorry about your loss. My late hubby and I worked with him at the Can. Such a nice guy! Fly high Arly!
January 18, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Jeff and Joann Wooldridge
January 18, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life that meant so much to so many. Sending God's peace and love to you all.
Bruce and Cindy Wellhoefer
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