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Irvin D. Schroeder

April 26, 1924 — April 8, 2018

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Mary's Church or St. Mary's Schools in Remsen.

Irvin Schroeder, 93, of Remsen, IA died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Bavarian Meadows Assisted Living in Remsen, Iowa.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with a vigil prayer service, K of C rosary and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus chalice presentation all at 5 p.m., at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

He was born April 26, 1924, the son of Joseph and Clara (Hansen) Schroeder. He was born and raised on a century farm south of Remsen and attended both country school and St. Mary’s Catholic School. He was then a farm laborer in the Remsen area. He entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 19, 1944 and served over seas in the Philippines, Nagasaki and Hiroshima Japan. He was discharged October 26, 1946. He then returned back to being a farm laborer in the Remsen area.

On Oct. 21, 1947, he married Norma Staab at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The couple made their home near Granville, Iowa, where they farmed. In 1957, they moved to a farm near Remsen, where they started dairy farming with Irvin's brother, Silverius. They moved into Remsen in 1974, but continued to farm until retiring in 1987. The couple moved to Bavarian Meadows Assisted Living on June 2, 2009. Norma passed away on Sept. 24, 2017.

Irvin was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and held office in the organization. He was a member of the Luxembourg Brotherhood, V.F.W. Post 3328, and a past member of the Plymouth- Woodbury Dairy Herd Improvement Assoc., which he held the position of President for 14 of those years. He was an avid pencil collector and was a member of the American Pencil Collectors Society. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle and socializing with people.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynne (Duane) Paulsen of Brandon, S.D., and Julie (Larry) Nguyen of Grandview, IA; three sons, Gary (Madalyn) Schroeder of Le Mars, IA, Tom (Wanda) Schroeder of Le Mars, IA and Mike (Linda) Schroeder of Urbandale, IA; one son-in-law, Gene Sanow of Vermillion, S.D.; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gilbert (Paula) Schroeder of Remsen; two sisters-in-law, Doris Braun of Remsen; Edith Staab of Remsen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Norma, one daughter, Karen Sanow; two granddaughters, Kim Nguyen and Wendy Sanow; one brother; Silverius Schroeder, one sister, Celesta (Wilmer) Rupp two brothers-in-law, Vernon Staab and, Art "Bud" Braun, one niece, Susan Schroeder.

Pallbearers will be Roger and Jerry Braun, Anthony and Steve Staab, Joe Schroeder and Allan Rupp.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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

Fisch Funeral Home & Monuments

310 Fulton St, Remsen, IA 51050

Visitation with the family present will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with a vigil prayer service, K of C rosary and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus chalice presentation all at 5 p.m., at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

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