Laurelee Thomas Heilman Schroeder

Hale, Michigan
February 1, 1941 - March 24, 2019


A celebration of life will be held in the summer.

Obituary Notice

Laurelee Thomas Heilman Schroeder, age 78, of Hale, MI, passed away on March 24, 2019 at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born on February 1, 1941 in Detroit to Roderic & Eva (Thomas) Heilman. Her family moved to the Hale area when she was 10 years old and she graduated from Hale High School. After graduation she attended a business school in Bay City. She married Lawrence (Larry) Schroeder in 1960 and has also lived in Auburn, Hubbard Lake, Harrisville and Midland, returning to the Hale area 23 years ago. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Oscoda where she served in the women’s organization and was a youth teacher for many years. While living in Harrisville, she was also a member of the Harrisville Art Guild and Lady Lions Club. She worked in the insurance business for over twenty years. She enjoyed painting, gardening, crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was an avid reader and most of all enjoyed being with her family.

Laurelee is survived by her children; Lachell (Quinn) Merrell of Hale, Laurel (Kevin) Smith of Dallas, TX, Larry Tod (Cindie) Schroeder of North Ogden, UT, Lance (Jennifer) Schroeder of Hale, Lane Schroeder of Hale; 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother Skip (Carol) Heilman of Hale; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; and brother, John Heilman.

Per family wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in the summer. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Laurelee you will be missed by may. My heart goes out to all her loving family and friends may she rest in peace and fly high💓
— Marc and Jennifer Stone
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Laura was a Beautiful soul. Love & Prayers to her Family.
— Tootie
Sorry for your loss Laurie was a wonderful lady who will be missed by all that had the privilege to know her Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
— Brian & Ann Young
Beautiful lady, She will be missed!
— Jerry & Linda Peters
Sorry for your loss Lane an family. Pray for comfort in yours. God be with you all.
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
Laurie was a beautiful lady and will be missed our thoughts and prayers are with her family
— Ron & Kris Green
Sorry for your loss. Laurie was a wonderful and caring lady. We will miss her. Our prayers are with your family. May she rest in peace.
— Teresa & Art Podgurski
To the Family of Laurie our Friend, sorry for your loss!
We will miss you Laurie and camp will never be the same without you!
Praying for the Family!
— Howard & Monika Rivers
Sorry for the loss of your lo ed one prayers sent to famy
— Dewey ( Wayne and sandy denstedt )
Laurie made life on the lake feel like home. We will miss our dear friend and neighbor with each walk "up to the road" and each boat ride around the lake. It's been an honor knowing the Schroeder and Heilman families and extend our deepest sympathy.
— Gerry and Peg Walker
So sorry for you loss. Beautiful memories.
— MaryLou Bannister-Bonnau
Our Thoughtsa nd prayers go out to the Heilman and Schroeder Families for their loss,Gods blessings on all of you!
— Rick Barnes
Sorry to read of Laurie's passing, and noting also that Larry had passed. They were wonderful neighbors here at Hubbard Lake. Our children are close in ages. Laurie and I spent time together when Lane and our daughter Anita were the youngest. I learned alot from them and the way they practiced their Christian faith. I remembered her birthday and wanted to call her but didn't have the number any longer. I'm sure she'll be missed by all.
— Leonore (Lee) Gonsler
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
— Mark and Liz Bespalko
Dear Sweet Lady,sorry for your Family’,lose.
— Bill Deb Flowers
Kay and I grieve the loss of a wonderful lady but we know 'all is well'.
— rob and kay nordin
So saddened by this news... our thoughts and prayers go out to Laurie’s family for peace and comfort at this time. ILaurie was a great example to everyone of all the good things a wife and mother should be. She inspired us in many ways and we considered her our friend and sister in the gospel. We enjoyed many visits with her and Larry and fun times in Myrtle Beach together. We will always keep them close in our hearts. We know there’s a great reunion in the heavens and Larry and Laurie are together again! We just know they are greeting her with chocolate!! We will truly miss her and her gentle, sweet ways. Rest In Peace, until we meet again Laurie, we love you❤️
— Richard and Bonnie Grebe
Lauralee will be missed by many. She was a wonderful person. So sorry for your loss.
— Dee Dee Brinkman
Our love and prayers for your family at this time in the loss of your dear and sweet mother! She was and is
truly an angel!
— Valerie & Steve Larson
Our prayers reach out to the Heilman and Schroeder families. "From a Heart felt Hello to a smile that could light up any room." Lauralee will truly be missed.
— Mike and Lucy Shore
Sorry for your family's loss
— Nancy Myers
So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. My families love and prayers are sent out to your family.
— Savannah
We are so sorry for your loss. May god be with you in this sad time. Sincerely, Marlene and Dennis Polishak
— Marlene Noll Polishak
Lourelee will always be missed for a big hello and a smile that could light up a room.
Mike and Lucy Shore
— Mike and Lucy Shore
Deepest Sympathies to the Schroeder and Heilman family. Will definitely miss that inviting, warm smile and the way she made us feel so welcome to your neighborhood on the lake. Prayers to all of you from the Thelen family.
— Glen and Cindy Thelen and Family

Leave Your Condolences (must be approved by staff)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.