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OBITUARY: Rayfield J. “Ray” Schroeder

Rayfield J. “Ray” Schroeder, age 94, formerly of Collins, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County.

He is survived by his four children: Sandra (Donald) Pritzl, Brillion; Bob (Barbara) Schroeder, Two Rivers; Paul (Julie) Schroeder, Manitowoc; Susan (Gary) Hoppe, Manitowoc; ten grandchildren: Tom (Cheryl) Pritzl, Appleton; Robin (Nancy) Pritzl, Little Suamico; Nicole (Michael) Baumann, Stevens Point; Gina (Kevin) Taddy, Manitowoc; Rikki (Scott) Hammel, Cato; Rhonda (Todd) Garrison, Fox Point; Eric (Becky) Schroeder, Manitowoc; James (Jessica) Schroeder, Manitowoc; Kellie Hoppe, American Canyon, CA; Kayla (Steve) Bomkamp, Green Bay; 15 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: LaVerne; one brother and sister-in-law: Elroy (Marie) Schroeder; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Genevieve (Howard) Hahn.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 2501 Collins Road, Collins. The Rev. Robert Weiss will officiate with entombment to follow at the Knollwood Mausoleum. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Military Honors will be accorded by Reedsville American Legion Gosz-Novak Post #199. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to thank Tammy and Lindsay at Harbor View Assisted Living for all the compassionate care given to Dad.


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