Gretchen R. (VanRooy) Schoepke
August 12, 1933 - April 23, 2016
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St. Bernadette Catholic Church
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2331 East Lourdes Drive
Appleton, WI
Friday 4/29, 11:00 am
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Gretchen R. Schoepke (VanRooy), age 82, of Appleton, joined her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her loving family, at her home on Saturday, April 23, 2016. She was born on August 12, 1933, in Appleton, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mable (Droske) VanRooy. Gretchen was united in marriage to Donald E. Schoepke on September…

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Reesie left a message on May 2, 2016:
My deepest sympathies to your family. The Bible tells us that God created us to live forever. His purpose for mankind did not include sickness and death. ( Isaiah 25 : 8 ) Draw comfort from Revelations 21 : 3,4 where God's promises give us hope for the future.
AcarT left a message on May 1, 2016:
To the Schoepke family, I extend my condolence. If you can imagine the time when Gretchen will be resurrected back to life on earth where there will be no more old age, sickness or having to worry about dying again, then you have a glimpse of what life will be like under God's Kingdom that we pray for when saying the "Lord's Prayer." To verify this promise in your Bible, read Isaiah twenty-six nineteen, Job thirty-three twenty-five, Isaiah thirty-three twenty-four, Isaiah twenty-five eight and Matthew six ten. We can put our faith and confidence in these promises because we know God does not lie as stated at Numbers twenty-three nineteen.
Julie Lindloff left a message on April 26, 2016:
There is a special place in my heart for Aunt Gretchen, my god-mother. Fond memories of time spent with her. As a kid she sent me a gift of Avon bubble bath in a special glass ornament. To this day I always have some of that bubble bath in the house to remind me of her. Thinking of all of you at this time.
Tom and Bobbi Emmers left a message on April 25, 2016:
Our family to yours ... deepest and sincere condolences to all of you! I will never forget the times with the Shoepkes and Aunt Gretchen's genuine and uplifting laugh and talks! She was a gem of an aunt! Just today, our daughter, Becky, remembered Aunt Gretchen as someone who was always there (family gatherings). Special woman.
Kara Housler(Schoepke) left a message on April 25, 2016:
I love you Aunt Gretchen! You had a kind heart and a warm smile, always....❤️❤️ Thinking of all of you. ❤️
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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