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William Arnold Bill Schroeder
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Bill Schroeder in his youth

William Arnold ‘Bill’ Schroeder, 65, of Richland Center, formerly of Madison, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 18, 2018, following a short journey with cancer. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 30, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Richland Center, with Monsignor Roger Scheckel officiating. A private family burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in East Bristol at a later date. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 29, at Pratt Memorial Chapel, 120 North Park Street, Richland Center, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus Rosary to be prayed at 3:45 p.m. A visitation will also be held on Saturday, June 30, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at a later date in Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination (GRACE), P.O. Box 213, Richland Center, WI 53581 or St. Mary’s Catholic School, 155 West Fifth St. Richland Center, WI 53581. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

See the complete obituary in the June 28, 2018 issue of The Richland Observer.