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Lee Schroeder


Place of Service
St. Joseph Catholic Church
400 East Randolph St.
Anthon, IA 51004

Time of Service
Friday, December 7, 2012
10:30 a.m.

Place of Visitation
St. Joseph Catholic Church
400 East Randolph St.
Anthon, Iowa 51004

Time of Visitation
Thursday, December 6, 2012
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Special Prayer Service
Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

Cemetery
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Oto, Iowa


Lee Schroeder

Oct. 25, 1959 - Dec. 1, 2012

Lee Schroeder

Anthon, IA - Lee Schroeder, 53, of Anthon, Iowa died Saturday, December 1, 2012, as the result of injuries sustained in an airplane crash south of Correctionville, Iowa. The funeral mass will be Friday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon, 400 East Randolph St., Anthon with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Oto, Iowa. Visitation will be Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church with a vigil wake service at 7:00 p.m. Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon and Mapleton is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. A memorial fund has been established and memorials can be sent to Armstrong Funeral Home, 210 South 5th Street, Mapleton, IA 51034. A memorial fund has been established in Lee's honor. They may be left at the service or mailed to Armstrong Funeral Home, 210 South 5th Street, Mapleton, IA 51034.

Lee William Schroeder was born October 25, 1959, at Battle Creek, Iowa, one of eight children born to Leo and Bernice (Riesberg) Schroeder. He grew up and lived almost all his life at Oto, attending Anthon-Oto School. In his youth he was proud to serve as a Boy Scout. After high school, Lee worked at Oto Grain for 10 years and another five years at Holly Industries in Holly Springs, Iowa.

Lee was united in marriage to Lori Carter April 21, 1979, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, Iowa. They made their home in rural Oto where they raised their three daughters. In March of 2010, Lee and Lori moved to their current home in Anthon.

In 1992, Lee completed college at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City and ventured out to establish his own business. Schroeder Electric was a successful operation that serviced many surrounding communities.

Lee was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oto, serving there as an altar boy, Eucharistic minister, lector, and recently became one of those responsible for St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Along with his daily duties, Lee worked as the Woodbury County Fair electrician for more than 15 years. He was a dedicated volunteer in the area serving 30 years on the Oto Ambulance, the Oto Fire Department, and numerous years on the Anthon Fire and Rescue Unit; responsibilities he took very seriously. Additionally, Lee contributed to his community each year at Christmas.

Socially, Lee and Lori enjoyed line dancing while following the country music of Darin and Leslie Hagerdon. In more recent years, they were dedicated to camping with their friends. They grouped with those that could come on weekends at various local parks, making an annual stay at Mahoney State Park and the annual Father's Day camp out with the Schroeder Family. Each camp out  provided cherished memories with friends and family involving bon fires, cooking all their food outdoors and many late night conversations.

Lee is lovingly held in the hearts of his family, Lori, his wife of 33 years; their three daughters, Bethany Marshall and her husband Ryan of Murrieta, CA, Abby Schroeder and her significant other, Carl Laws of Sioux City, IA, and Renae Grell and her husband, Randy also of Sioux City; his mother, Bernice Schroeder of Oto, IA; seven grandchildren, Jocelyn, Cole, Landon, Brayden, Aaliyah, Koen & Katrina; four sisters, Pearl Kilzer and her husband, Charlie of Sioux City, IA, Joyce Traver and her husband, Randy, of Climbing Hill, IA, Carol Schroeder of Oklahoma City, OK, and Susan Kluver of Oto, IA; three brothers, Loren Schroeder and his wife, Pam of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Lyle Schroeder of Smithland, IA, and Pat Schroeder of Moville, IA; his father and mother-in-law, Jack and Sharon Pope of Sloan, IA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sheryl Schelm and her husband, Brett of Climbing Hill, IA, Brian Carter of Dunlap, IA, Randy Carter and his wife, Melly of Ridgeland, SC, and Noel Dubsky and her husband, Darren of Omaha, NE; and grandmother-in-law, Arlene Kiepe of Denison, IA; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many good friends on all levels. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Schroeder; his paternal and maternal grandparents; and a sister-in-law, Carol Schroeder.


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  • Mark, Diane & Michael Bumsted
    Dec. 7, 2012

    Sincere condolences and prayers to Lori and all of the Schroeder family.  Hopefully it will be a comfort to all of you to know how deeply loved and respected Lee is and that he will be missed by everyone that knew him.  His tireless devotion and service to the Anthon & Oto communities and to Woodbury County will not be forgotten.

  • Remsen Fire and Ambulance
    Dec. 6, 2012

    We extend our sorrow and condolences to the family of Lee and the Anthon Fire and Ambulance crews. May God Bless.

  • Susan Langschwager Meyer
    Dec. 5, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers are sent your way. Lee will be missed by many.

  • Wayne Heithoff, Port Huron, MI
    Dec. 5, 2012

    To Bernice, Lori and all the family - I am very sorry for your loss and wish to pass on my condolences.  Lee was a special person and will be missed.  He will be in my prayers.
    Uncle Wayne

  • Richard & Patty Flemming
    Dec. 5, 2012

    To all of the Family - We wish all our best to you at this time of sorrow.

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