Shirley M. Tweddale-Schroeder, age 90 of Grand Haven, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at home. She was born on January 28, 1929 in Flint, MI to the late Edward and Corinne (Holloway) Tweddale. Shirley married Ernest Schroeder on January 17, 1948 in Grand Rapids, MI.
She graduated in 1947 from Union High School in Grand Rapids and was a member of Grand Haven's First Presbyterian Church since 1949. Shirley was a prolific artist in many mediums; her watercolors and jewelry were exhibited throughout the state. She was active in the community as a volunteer for the Ottawa County Help Line, a founding member of Lakeland Painters of Grand Haven, and due to a keen eye for the artistic and antique, co-owner of Schroeder-Lamb Appraisal and Estate Sales.
Shirley was an avid reader who loved spending time with her family, going to auctions, and antiquing. She and her family enjoyed Mexico, and Shirley and her husband wintered there every year since 1959. In 1963, through the Student Exchange Program, she welcomed members of the Montaño family, which have become life-long friends.
She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 72 years, Ernest; daughter, Kerry (Tim) Marine of Muskegon; sons, Kurt (Beverly) Schroeder and Erich (Trish) Schroeder all of Grand Haven; 6 grandchildren: Amy (Chad) Brown, Kyle (Emma) Schroeder, Casey (Louise) Marine, Lauryn Schroeder, Alec (Jordan) Schroeder, and Madasyn (Kyle) Ramsey; 6 great-grandchildren: Nathan, Colton, Marissa, Brogan, Ezra, and Regina; her brother, Thomas (Barbara) Tweddale; brother-in-law, Robert Schroeder; several nieces and nephews; and beloved extended family, the Montaño Family. Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Karl Schroeder; and brother, Bruce Tweddale.
The Memorial Service for Shirley will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Troy Hauser-Brydon officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
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First Presbyterian Church
508 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven MI 49417