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Thomas "Tom" Schroeder

March 3, 1957 — June 19, 2022


On Sunday, June 19, 2022, Tom Schroeder passed away peacefully at the age of 65. He was a long-term survivor of a Glioblastoma brain tumor, and his battle with related medical issues in recent years showed his remarkable ability to meet life’s challenges with a laugh and a smile. 

Tom married his wife, Leslie, in 1980, and they had two daughters, Lauren and Kelly. Together they enjoyed many trips, and he was proud that taking his family on such adventures instilled a love of travel in his daughters. During his life, Tom was an avid golfer and deeply appreciated music. He loved cheering on the White Sox and Fighting Illini. Tom was happiest spending time with family and friends at his vacation home in Bridgman, Michigan. 

Tom is preceded in death by his father, Don Schroeder, and nieces, Julia Schroeder, Jeanne Huelsbusch, and Maggie Gebhart. Tom is remembered with love by his wife Leslie, daughters Lauren and Kelly, sons-in-law Eric and Sean, mother Marge, sister Jill and her partner Darius, and niece Emily, as well as many beloved siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

A private burial will be held at All Saints Cemetery on Saturday, June 25, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 12, 2022 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at The Glen Club (2901 W. Lake Ave., Glenview, Illinois 60026). All are welcome to join.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Movement Revolution (Zelle: | 550 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield, Illinois 60015), a phenomenal provider of neuro-specialized physical therapy that gave Tom invaluable support during his last several years.


Arrangements entristed to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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