Cloette M. Schroeder, 78 years old, of LeMars, IA, passed away surrounded by her family Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Cloette was born Feb. 5, 1934, at LeMars, IA, the daughter of Henry & Mildred (Nilles) Harpenau. Cloette was raised on the Harpenau farm north of Remsen. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1952.
On Jan. 31, 1956 she married Darrel Schroeder. The couple made their home on a farm near LeMars. She was dedicated to her husband for 56 years. Over the years she did various jobs including, telephone operator, worked at Remsen Apparel, Sacred Heart Hospital. She also volunteered at the Plymouth County Fair.
Cloette was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church of Oyens, IA & church guild. She was a past 4H leader. She loved going to grandkids ballgames, going out to eat, traveling, square dancing, quilting, sewing, gardening, scrapbooking & making graduation quilts. She was very proud of her grandchildren & great-grandchildren. She was also very proud of her grand champion jewelry tree.
Survivors include; her husband Darrel of LeMars; five children, Tony (Shirley) Schroeder, Marge (Ken) Hansen, Lori (Del) Kellen all of LeMars, Rose (Kevin) Weiss of Vermillion, SD, Anita (Russ) Hopp of George, IA; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clarence (Veronica) Harpenau, Jim (Mary) Harpenau, Rich (Pauline) Harpenau all of Remsen; three sisters, Rosemary (Denis) Schilmoeller of Granville, IA, Ann (Larry) Galles of Remsen, Carol Harpenau of Omaha; one brother-in-law, Ervin Ahlers of Remsen; three brothers-in-law, Lyle (Phyllis) Schroeder of Remsen, Mark (Jeanette) Schroeder of LeMars, Bill (Janys) Schroeder of Kingsley, IA; three sisters-in-law, Lou (Jim) Gergeni of LeMars, IA, Doris (Bob) Gengler, Betty (Dick) Homan both of Remsen.
Precceded by; her parents, one daughter, Sharon in infancy, one granddaughter, Emily Schroeder, two sisters, Jeanette in infancy & JoAnn Ahlers, one brother, Paul Harpenau, father & mother-in-law, Clarence (Florence) Schroeder, two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Schroeder as a young child & Marge Schroeder,
Casket Bearers will be: Andy, Ryan & Nick Schroeder, Jenny Kayser, Justin & Derek Kellen, Zach Weiss, Ethan Hopp.