State Rep. Andrea Schroeder has died on the 1st of October 2021 after a long battle with stomach cancer. Jason Wentworth, speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives announced her death in October 2021.
Wentworth said “Even in the worst days of her illness, Andrea Schroeder was a tireless and selfless friend who always put the needs of others before her own. When we were all worried about her health and her comfort, she was more concerned about helping the people she represented who had called into the office, finding out what was going on in each of our lives, sharing the latest news about her children, working with the close staff for whom she cared so much, and helping everyone around her succeed with their own personal priorities. That’s who she was as a person right from the start, and that is exactly how I will remember her.
“We are struggling with her loss today, but even more we are all feeling deeply for the close family and friends who have lost such a wonderful person. Andrea’s family has requested time and space to grieve and make their arrangements, and I ask that everyone please respect their wishes during this difficult time.”
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute wrote on their Facebook page following her demise;
“Representative Andrea Schroeder was a tremendous advocate for many important causes, including cancer awareness. Her resiliency inspired many and the impacts of her work will continue to ripple through our communities. Our condolences go out to her family. We hope that her important messages about early detection and stomach cancer symptoms will reach others and save lives.
Photo by Mike Quillinan.”
State Representative Bronna Kahle wrote;
“Michigan has lost a fine stateswoman with the passing of Representative Andrea Schroeder. Her fire and passion for the people of this state and her fight to live well for those she loved will forever be an inspiration to me. Rest In Peace, Rep. Your legacy lives on.”