Obituary: Barbara Schroeder


Barbara E. Schroeder, 80, of Eldridge, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge.  Visitation was from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Private family burial was at Hicks Mill Cemetery, Kirkland, Ill. Memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Barbara was born June 3, 1941, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Harold and Corinne (Johnson) Hanstrom.  In 1959, she graduated from Hiawatha High School, Kirkland.  Barbara married Edward E. Cline on June 26, 1960, and later married Roger R. Schroeder on Sept. 21, 1996.  Roger preceded her in death in 2017.  Barbara worked in real estate for most of her life at various companies including Ruhl & Ruhl, ERA, and the Real Estate Board in Moline and Rockford.  She was a talented organist, playing for many years at church, loved attending dances with her husband Roger, and was known for her exceptional cakes.  She previously owned and operated “Tastefully Yours” in Eldridge.  Above all, she adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family.

Those left to honor her memory are her children, Tammy (Steve) Fahrenkrog of Eldridge, Rodney Cline of Eldridge, Roger Cline of Port Byron, Derrick (Shanda) Cline of Calamus; step-children, Sharon (Rod) Schneider of Lowden, Ron (Liz) Schroeder of Wilton, Wayne Schroeder of Wilton; siblings, Karen (Carl) Needham of Kirkland, Glenn (Linda) Hanstrom of Milan, David Hanstrom of Rockford; seven grandchildren, Morgan, Grant, Paige, Abby, Owen, Tucker, and Parker; eight step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Charlene Clark.

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