Carol Ann Schroeder passed away peacefully on September 27th in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born to George Kinderman and Pearl Boysen in Plainwell, Michigan. There she enjoyed an idyllic childhood on an onion farm surrounded by a large extended family with fond memories of exploring the woods with her cousins and playing with her dogs. Carol was a graduate of Plainwell High School and Tobe Cobern School of Fashion Careers in New York City. During her career, she worked for J.L. Hudson, Casual Corner and Lillian Vernon. She married Thomas Schroeder and raised two children, Kurt and Kristin. Her passions were reading, fashion, the theater, museums and enjoying the company of her many dear friends. Carol was predeceased by her mother Pearl Boysen and her husband Thomas Schroeder. She is survived by her son Kurt Schroeder and his wife Deborah, daughter Kristin Cain and her husband Jimmy, and her grandchildren Ian and Alex Cain.
A celebration of life will be held on October 5th from 2PM-5pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Carol’s favorite charities; The Friends of Virginia Beach Library, or the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
My heart is broken also for my dear friend Pat who I was very close to and was one of my first friends at Tobe Coburn. My heart is broken, also that she is no longer with us! Anne Lipson Grossman
My heart is broken that my dear friend Carol is gone! Please accept my deepest condolences! Ann Lipson Grossman
So sorry to hear. I miss her.
I’d known Carol (as well as her husband, Tom) since her days at J.L. Hudson’s in the 1950’s. We talked on the phone every week and I will miss her delightful laugh, wonderful humor and our joint amazement at how our children turned out! She is irreplaceable in my life and I am more than sad at her passing but she will remain in my heart forever. And she never did install that sprinkler system to water the grass under the front trees to save the money for her children’s inheritance. That’s one thing we did not agree about but we were in sync on all the rest. My email address is below and I’d love to hear from any of Carol’s friends who’d like to chat.
Extending our love and heartfelt sympathies to all the family. Carol was a beautiful woman inside and out and will live on in the wonderful memories in your hearts!