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Dorothy Schroeder

November 10, 1922 — November 27, 2014

Dorothy Schroeder, 92, of LaMotte, IA, died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Luther Manor Nursing Home. Services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, December 1st at St. John Lutheran Church, St. Donatus. Friends may call from 4:00 7:00 pm on Sunday, November 30th at the church. Dorothy Schroeder was born on November 10th, 1922 in St. Donatus, Iowa. She was the daughter of Clarence and Edna Schenk. She married Orville Schroeder on October 4th, 1921 at St. John Lutheran Church in St. Donatus. She and her husband farmed and raised their family in rural LaMotte; he preceded her death on January 14th, 1985. Dorothy was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She had a gift for making those around her feel loved and cared for. Whether it was through her incredible cooking, containers filled with baked good, birthday cards, time and effort put into her quilts or simply sharing stories around the dinner table, she exuded love and thoughtfulness in all that she did for others. Dorothy could often be found quilting in the church basement, sharing in fellowship, a game of Footsie, or enjoying a glass of Wild Irish Rose. Her faith and involvement in the church was also very important to her. When children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren joined her in the church pews at St. Johns, she would beam with pride, joy and gratitude to God. Those left to honor her memory include her children, David (Betty) Schroeder, of Bellevue, IA, Margaret (Jim) Schultz of McGregor, IA, Karen (Terry) Foran of Indianola, IA, Annette Schroeder (Charlie Coons) or Minneapolis, MN, and Joyce (David) Horstmann of Dubuque, IA; grandchildren Sharyn (Jeff) Bergan of Norwalk, IA, Sandi Schroeder (Eric Barkema) of Ankeny, IA, Scott (Heather) Schroeder of Napavine, WA, Jon (Joan) Schroeder of Woodbury, MN; Sarah (Kyle) Zieser of Independence, IA, Steve (Angie) Schultz of Oak Harbor, WA, Ben Horstmann of Rockport, TX, and Rachel Horstmann of Eden Prairie, MN; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Darlene Reeg; and grandson Jonathan Horstmann. The family would like to thank all of the caring staff at Luther Manor for their loving care.Reception:St. John Lutheran Church, St. Donatus32101 370th StreetBellevue, IA 52031
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, November 30, 2014

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church St. Donatus

32101 370th St, Bellevue, IA 52031

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Visitation

Monday, December 1, 2014

9:00 - 10:15am (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church St. Donatus

32101 370th St, Bellevue, IA 52031

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Service

Monday, December 1, 2014

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church, St. Donatus

32101 370th St, Bellevue, IA 52031

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