Arlene R. “Arnie” Schroeder, age 69 of Waconia passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born on February 10, 1945 in Watertown, Minnesota to George and Mary (Farniok) Motzko.
Arlene was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She loved to spend time with her family, cook and bake, and collecting anything: antiques, tea cups and sugar bowls, knickknacks, state quarters, movies, Precious Moments and M&M memorabilia. Arlene liked to cook for the regulars at DaBoars in Cologne and was active with the VFW in Waconia and Victoria Lions over the years.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents George and Mary Motzko, sister Georgia Blackketter and grandchildren Amanda Kasheimer and infant Tyler Kasheimer. She is surived by her children Howard (Nancy) Kasheimer, Jr., James (Gabriele) Kasheimer, Sheila Droneck, Tim Schroeder and Scott (Holly) Schroeder; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; siblings Tom (Kathy) Motzko, Ralph “Butch” (Kim) Motzko, Susie (Arnie) Lauer, Steve Motzko, Theresa (Pete) Schendel, George (Sandy) Motzko, Jr. and Angie Motzko.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Church, Watertown. Interment was in the church Cemetery.