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Norman Alan Schroeder 1935-2009


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 7/25/2009 at 16:47:37

Norman Schroeder

Norman Schroeder, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Postville, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2009, after battling many health issues for a number of years. He was 73.

A memorial service will be held in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, September 12, at 1 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Private memorial services were previously held at Lakes Lutheran Church.

Norman Alan Schroeder was born December 17, 1935, to Lena Behrens and Louis Schroeder, in Postville. He was baptized into Christ and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Postville. He graduated from Postville High School in 1953. He entered the U.S. Navy, serving from 1953 to 1956 during the Korean War, and was involved in the hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific. Following his military service, he attended Luther College in Decorah.

Norm moved to Cedar Rapids, where he and Janet Peitersen were united in marriage on August 24, 1958. They were blessed with three children. Norm worked in Cedar Rapids at Armstrong's Department Store for 20 years, after which he moved to Postville and became the owner of The Gift Bank, which he operated for seven years.

When his health required a better climate, Norm and Jan moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where he served 14 years as a volunteer with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), mentoring small business owners in the Las Vegas area. In Las Vegas, he was a member of Christ Lutheran and The Lakes Lutheran Churches.

Norm was preceded in death by his parents, and five brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Jan; their three daughters, Jill (Tim) Kohler of Hugo, Minn., Nola Schroeder of Cedar Rapids, and Joy Schroeder (Jim Lurch) of Las Vegas, Nev.; granddaughters, Janessa and Talley Kohler, both of Hugo, Minn.; and sisters, Ileta (Harry) Tyler of Peoria, Ariz., and June (Fred) Palmquist of Hot Springs Village, Ark.

Postville Herald-Leader, June 3, 2009

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