Jeanette Schroeder

jeanette schroeder
Jeanette Schroeder, age 93, of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Accura Healthcare in Cresco, IA with her family by her side. Funeral arrangements will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA with Pastor Paula Hemann officiating. There will be a two hour visitation prior to funeral services on Wednesday. Burial will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Jeanette was born June 18, 1928, the daughter of John and Hellen (Hector) DeVries in Elma, IA. After completing her education, Jeanette worked on the family farm. A young neighboring farmer caught her eye. On January 30, 1948, Jeanette was united in marriage to Dale Schroeder. The couple made their home on a farm near Elma where they welcomed their two children, Pat and Vicki. In 1963, Jeanette and Dale moved their family to Alta Vista when they purchased Schroeder Meat Locker. They retired in the late 1980’s. In her down time, Jeanette enjoyed sewing, upholstery work, shooting pool, playing cards and games and socializing. It was said that Jeanette didn’t meet a stranger and kept young staying active. She most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Pat (Connie) Schroeder of Pine Island, MN and Vicki (Joe Huber) Halvorson of Cresco, IA her grandchildren, Jacob (Millie) Halvorson of Castle Rock, CO, Christian Trafelet of Cresco, IA, Jodee (Denny) Ungs of New Hampton, IA, Dustin (Jen) Schroeder of Pine Island, MN, Derek (Jenny) Schroeder, also of Pine Island, Dana (Emily) Schroeder of St. Charles, MN and Lindsay (Dave) Costello of Charleston, SC; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parent, John and Hellen; her husband, Dale and her siblings.

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  1. Vicki and family: So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. Hugs to you and your family.

  2. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – Elma

  3. Extending our deepest sympathy to Pat, Vicki and families. Such a friendly lady. May she Rest In Peace.

  4. Jeanette was a very special lady! I enjoyed the time we spent to together. It was always nice to see her and talk to her when we were in Alta Vista. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family! 🙏🙏🙏❤️ Ginger Cox Darr

  5. Our sympathy to you, Pat and Vicki, and your families. We had many fun times with your parents when we visited the AV area. Your mom was a great lady who we loved visiting with in more recent years when she was living in AV.

  6. Being from Alta Vista I have many memories of the locker. May your memories console you. Our prayers to her family. Jeanne and David Roder

  7. My deepest sympathy to you Pat and your family. Growing up in AV with your folks having the locker I saw them most days and have lots of good memories. Jeanette was a great lady and will be missed. Cheryl (Crooks) Madsen

  8. Prayers to the whole family. May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead. David, Carrie, and Hayley Zweibohmer

  9. Vicki, Pat and families. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a fun loving lady who I had the pleasure of knowing since I was a teenager. I have so many fond memories of Nettie ! Hugs

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