Sunday, March 16, 2014

Obituary for DeEtta Schroder, former owner of the Strathmere Trailer Park

Obituary for DeEtta Schroder

Schroder, DeEtta A., a 52 year resident of Strathmere, NJ peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 94. DeEtta was born January 22, 1920 in Edgerton, Ohio.
DeEtta married Commander Henry “Max” Schroder, a WW2 pilot. They were married for 56 years and moved many times before he retired from the Navy and they settled in Strathmere. In 1962 they purchased a trailer park in Strathmere, NJ. DeEtta would recall how they purchased the trailer park and three months later the massive hurricane of 1962 hit. Despite this adversity, Dee & Max moved forward and built a very successful trailer park, which they ran until their retirement in 1990.
DeEtta was a very prominent business woman, but she was most proud of her family and could always be depended on for advice and assistance. Her family and friends remember many wonderful “endless” summers in Strathmere and winters in Puerto Rico, with Dee always at the heart of the event. Her lavish Christmas and Thanksgiving family dinners will always be treasured.
DeEtta was a “Blackjack Star” and spent many a happy day with her sister Madilyn at the casinos, where they were known as “the Strathmere Sisters”. She loved playing cards and taught her entire family her blackjack skills.
She is survived by Daughter, Parri Sue Perry and Son, James Schroder; four grandchildren, Leah Perry (Michael Burkhardt), Jessica (Bill) Egner, Brittney (Bob DelMonico ) Schroder and Ashley (Derek) Southard; five great grandchildren (with number 6 due in May), Brandon, Kaitlyn, Cole, Justin, Kyler. She is also survived by two sisters, Madilyn Uliase and Jacquline Daniels and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, DeEtta was preceded in death by her sisters, Bernice and Irene, and brother, Kenny.
The family will received friends from 9AM to 10AM, Tuesday, March 18th at St. Joseph’s Church, 43rd and Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ with a mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10AM. Burial will be in the Cape May County Veteran’s Cemetery, Cape May Court House.

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