Wanda Mae Schroeder

wanda schroeder
Wanda Mae Schroeder, age 96, of Williamsburg, IA formerly of Elma and Waterloo, died on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg. Wanda Mae Harris was born on September 4, 1916 to James and Mary (Utesh) Harris in Hereford, TX. The family moved to the Riceville area where she graduated from Riceville High School. Wanda was united in marriage to Edwin Schroeder on November 3, 1938 in Elma, IA. The couple lived in the Elma area for many years before moving to Waterloo, IA. Later Wanda moved to Williamsburg, IA where she has lived to the present time. Wanda enjoyed sewing, art, cooking, painting, volunteering at Allen Hospital for many years. She was a member of Grace Reformed Church, Waterloo. Wanda is survived by her children; Earl (Judy) Schroeder of Greenfield, IN, and their children, Todd (Kirsten) Schroeder of Salt Lake City, UT and James E. Schroeder of Chicago, IL; Ellen (Robert) Hart of Argle, TX, and their children, Michelle Hibler of Camby, IN, Rebekah Hart of Chicago,IL, Rachel Bowling of Davenport, IA and Renee Murrah of Azle, TX; Steve (Terry) Schroeder of Williamsburg, IA and their children Kaylene Schroeder of Davenport, IA, Lane James F. Schroeder of Brookings, SD and one brother, Dean Harris of Peewaukee, WI. She is also survived by 7 great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edwin in 1993, brother, Harold Harris, and sister, Mary Lou Wentworth and grandson Nick Schroeder. Cemetery: Burial will be in Howard Cemetery in Elma, IA. Memorials may be directed to Wanda's family. There will be an opportunity to greet Wanda’s family from 10:00 am to the time of the service, Saturday at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:00 am at Howard Cemetery in Elma, IA.

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  1. Hello family: Sending our condolences to you at this time of loss. You were very fortunate to have her for so many years. You have our sincere sympathy We will hopefully see you Saturday.

  2. My Mom, Edna Fountain, is also 96 years old and she would like to send her sympathy to your family. I’m sure that you do not remember her because she has not been living in Elma for the last 23 years.

  3. To Wanda;s Family,
    Our family extends our sincere sympathy to each of you in the loss of your Mother and Grandma. We were acquainted with Wanda through Grace Reformed Church and in our Auburn Street neighborhood. She once asked if she could babysit with our children on short occasions which she did a number of times, meeting the kids at our home after school for a few minutes until I came home from work. She was always engaging them in a game or play with their favorite toys. We have certainly thought of her often since she moved to Williamsburg even though we lost touch with her address changes. She was so sweet and we hope your fond memories will offer you comfort in the days ahead. Were it not for being gone on vacation I would certainly be present for visitation so I could personally greet each of you and thank you for sharing Wanda’s special heartspot with Seth, Ross and Betsy. Joan & Joe Meany – 1500 Maynard Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

  4. Sorry to hear of your loss. We will always remember her visits to Texas, to spend time with Mary Lou. We wish you all God’s grace and comfort at this trying time.

  5. Earl, Ellen and Steve, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and all our memories on Auburn St.

  6. To the SchroederFamily –

    Am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We were lucky to have grown up as neighbors to all of you, and I have often thought of your mom. She was such a genuinely nice person, and with a great sense of humor!

    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sylvia (DeBilzan) Jackson

  7. Our deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, We find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Bible at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death as he said: All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” The scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.

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