Kelsey Lauren Schroeder, 31, of Madison, formerly of Wausau, passed away unexpectedly at UW Madison Hospital on April 16, 2021. Kelsey was born in Fountain Valley, CA on August 28, 1989, to Bruce and Michelle (Stiles) Spatz. After graduating from Wausau West High School, Kelsey attended UW- Marathon County and UW-Milwaukee, where she completed her Bachelor of Science Degree and became a Registered Nurse.
She married the love of her life, Mark Schroeder, in Mexico on January 07, 2017. Kelsey was an animal lover, and especially loved her basset hound, Gina. Kelsey loved all things Disney especially the Little Mermaid and even named her first cat Ariel. Disney World and Disney Land held a special place in her heart. Kelsey had the most caring heart whether she was spending time with the elderly, her friends, and her family, or just crafting. She was funny, fun, and creative, and nothing gave her more joy than to create a special something to cheer a friend up, to thank them for being a friend, or just because. She loved to travel regardless of the location and especially enjoyed special trips with her mother. Kelsey explored Europe, escaped to Mexico, Chicago, Florida, San Francisco, Southern California, New Orleans, and, of course, Kansas where she had lots of loving families.
She was especially lucky to have been able to have a close and loving relationship with her Grandpa John and Grandma Gertie Spatz. She was blessed to have known and spent time with both of her maternal great grandmother’s, Odelia Phillips and May Stiles. Although there was a physical distance between her and her maternal grandmother Betty Stiles that didn’t stop them from talking and sharing laughs. Her love and laughter will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved her.
Kelsey is survived by her husband, Mark; her mother Michelle and father Bruce; her brother, Tyler; her grandmothers Gerty Spatz and Betty Stiles, as well as many extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her maternal great grandmother’s, Odelia Phillips and May Stiles; maternal grandfather, Larry Stiles; paternal grandfather, John Spatz Jr.; and her Uncle Paul Spatz.
A memorial service will take place at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Brainard Funeral Home-Weston Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. Pastor Wes Jedras will officiate. Visitation will take place from 3:00 pm until the time of services at the funeral home.
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