Justice Wilfrid Albert (Wil) Schroder, 67, of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Wil is preceded in death by his first wife Nancy Quirk Schroder. Wil is survived by his wife Susan Wahlbrink Schroder; his children, Stephanie (Henry) Rosen, Lydia (Jeff) Austin and Wilfrid R. (Marci) Schroder and two grandchildren.

Wil started his legal career in private practice in 1975. He served on the judicial bench from 1983 until 2013. Wil served on Kenton County District Court from 1983 – 1991. He served on Kentucky State Court of Appeals from 1991 – 2006. In 2006, Wil was elected to the Kentucky Supreme Court, where he served until his retirement earlier this year.

Visitation will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church Ft. Mitchell, KY. Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 8 AM to 10 AM with Mass to follow at 10 AM.

A celebration of life will immediately follow the Mass of Christian Burial at the Oriental Wok 317 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017

Memorial donations are requested to:

· Hospice of the Bluegrass 7388 Turfway Rd. Florence, KY 41042

· Justice Wil Schroder Scholarship at NKU Chase College of Law, NKU Chase College of Law 100 Nunn Dr., Suite 521 Highland Heights, KY 41099.

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Nov. 28 2013
The Courier-Journal has announced the death of retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Wil Schroder. Schroder retired last year and announced that he had a cerebral tumor.
He was known for his excellent opinions and his mild disposition. He was a vigorous advocate for regulating the Kentucky Bar Association and opposed requests for unjustified increases in dues. LawReader wishes to express our condolences to his family.

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