Catherine (Cathy) A. Koehler Schneider, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, peacefully surrounded by her family, on September 21, 2023.
Cathy was born on August 16, 1957, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Donald and Lambertha (Betty Peters) Adrians. Cathy graduated from Prebble High School in Green Bay.
Cathy married Ronald Koehler on April 18, 1980. Together they owned and operated Koehler’s Truck Repair, where Cathy worked as a bookkeeper. She also co-owned a coffee shop, Menagerie on Main, in Bloomer. Upon Ron's passing, Cathy attended Chippewa Valley Technical College, where she graduated with honors with a Degree in Accounting. After graduation, Cathy was employed by PDM Bridge in Eau Claire, but soon after, was hired as the Utility Clerk for the City of Bloomer.
Cathy married Rev. Philip Schneider on September 28, 2002 in Bloomer, WI. In 2009, Rev. Schneider was called to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, of Wausau, WI. Soon after moving to Weston, WI, Cathy became the Deputy Treasurer for the Town of Rib Mountain, in Wausau, WI. As Deputy Treasurer, Cathy served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin State Treasurers Association.
Cathy was very artistic and enjoyed making and selling craft items at craft sales. She particularly became known for her jewelry and "Creations by Cathy." She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Wausau, and was a member of the St. Paul's Book Club. Cathy enjoyed bowling, crafting, making jewelry, reading, going for walks, traveling, and especially visiting family and friends in Florida, dining out, and spending time with family and friends.
Cathy is survived by her husband, Rev. Dr. Philip C. Schneider, of Weston, Wisconsin. She is also survived by her three children and two step-sons, Nicholas (Jocelyn) Koehler, Christina (Jon) Reischel, and Tyler (Laken Schwartz) Koehler of Bloomer. Step-sons, Jeremy (Crystal Sanders) Schneider of Merrill and Nicholas (Shannon Kuehmichel) Schneider of Oshkosh. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Tyson Koehler, Jax and Nora Koehler, and Charlotte Reischel, all of Bloomer. Four step-grandchildren, Brandon, Justin and Andrew of Merrill, and Aurelia Schneider of Oshkosh. She is further survived by her brother, Tom (Kathy) Adrians, of Green Bay; and her sister, Mary (David) Van Spankeren of Oshkosh. She is also survived by her father-in-law, Joseph (Bud) Koehler, of Bloomer; sisters-in-law, Roxie, Susie, Cindy, Staci, Kelli, and Becky and families; and brothers-in-law, Dale and Greg Koehler and families; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
Cathy is preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald Koehler; father, Donald Adrians; mother, Lambertha Adrians; brother, Dan Adrians; mother-in-law, Beulah Koehler; and brother-in-law, Dean Koehler.
A prayer service and reception will be held at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 426 Washington Street, Wausau, WI on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a brief prayer service held at 6:00 pm. An additional funeral service will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Bloomer, WI on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 1:00 pm with The Rev. Nancy Zorn Micky officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the church, until the time of service. Burial will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Bloomer, with a lunch served after at 3:30 pm at White Pine Pavilion. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Cathy’s name can be made to www.lbda.org/donate
A special thank you to the caregivers who provided their love and care; Sandy Little, Mary Anders, Ann Lubbie, and Dixie Burk, as well as hospice nurse, Cathy Jaeger and the entire Aspirus Home Hospice Team.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Cathy Koehler Schneider.