NORMAL - Eleanor Mae Schroeder, 79, of 207 E. Poplar St., Normal, died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 31, 2005) at Asta Care Center in Bloomington.

A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with Rev. Richard Gray officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Mental Health Foundation or Heart Fund.

She was born May 29, 1926, at Normal, to Elmer and Myrtle Sylvester Berglund. She married Russell Schroeder. They separated in 1959. Russell passed away on Jan. 14, 2000.

Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Downing of Normal; her son, Larry Schroeder of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Shannon Schroeder, Amy (Steven) Lester, and Nicole (Aaron) Chappi; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Eleanor liked entertainment and being around her family. She enjoyed bingo and all types of music. She was a very caring individual.





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