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Sally A. Schroepfer

Sally A. Schroepfer nee DeMelle, age 85 of Clintonville passed away Thursday morning, August 10, 2023 at her home.

Sally was born on August 3, 1938, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Nebel) DeMelle. She enjoyed her childhood on the Bay, spending her summers swimming and sailing. Sally graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the Class of 1956 and was united in marriage to James “Jim” Schroepfer on August 24, 1957, in Sturgeon Bay. They settled into their tiny home and began their family of seven children. As their family grew, they called many cities their home and made many friends along the way. The couple settled in Clintonville in 1971, where Sally worked for Wisconsin Gas Company. Sally was an active member of St. Rose Catholic Church where she served as a member of the P.C.C.W., Communion Distributor, and Lector for church services. Sally was also active in the community, volunteering her time to serve Meals on Wheels and as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #63. Sally and Jim didn't travel often, but one week a year they would pack up seven kids, a dog, and a guitar in a station wagon and take an unforgettable trip. After her children had grown, Sally enjoyed trips to Europe, including Italy and Germany, and traveling the Country with her very best friends, the Rain Chicks. Sally practiced tap dance since childhood and performed in community performances dancing with the “Steppin’ Sisters”.  She loved theater and performed in shows at the Mielke Theatre in Shawano. Jim preceded Sally in death in 2006, after 49 years of marriage. In 2011 Sally was united in marriage to Jerry Grassel at St. Rose with Deacon Tom Jozwiak officiating and enjoyed many wonderful years together.

Survivors include: Her Husband: Jerry Grassel.
Children: Jean (Terry) Nichols, Thomas (Shelly) Schroepfer, Beth (John) Ziereis, Ellen Doberstein, John (Dawn) Schroepfer, Paul (Jennifer) Schroepfer, and Amy (Mark) Goerlinger.
13 Grandchildren & 12 Great-Grandchildren.
Also a Brother: David (Mary) DeMelle.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Schroepfer, and infant grandchildren Katie and Michael.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Sally on Monday August 14, 2023 at 11 AM at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville with Fr. Timothy Shillcox O’Praem officiating and inurnment will take place at St. Rose Cemetery also in Clintonville. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated for the St. Rose Catholic Church. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family.

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