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Schroeder, Dean Warren 1940-1964


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 11/15/2003 at 20:36:26


Dean Schroeder Last Rites Held

Funeral services for Dean Warren Schroeder, 24, of Farmersburg were held Sunday afternoon, April 26, at St. John Lutheran church in Farmersburg with Rev. R. H. Steege officiating.

The body lay in state at the church from 12 o'clock noon until the time of the services. Burial was in the Guttenberg City cemetery.

Dean took sick during the first part of February of this year. He was taken to university hospitals in Iowa City for treatment Feb. 20. He was released from the hospital, March 17, and returned to his home, where he apparently was making a satisfactory recovery.

Thursday morning, April 23, his mother found him in an unconscious condition in his bedroom. He was taken to the hospital in Elkader, where he never regained consciousness. He died there Friday morning, April 24, at 12:15 o'clock.

He was born a son of Delbert and Marie, nee Straus, Schroeder, March 17, 1940, in Garnavillo. He was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran church in Garnavillo. Between Christmas and New Year in 1952 he moved with his parents to the Farmersburg community. He was confirmed at St. John Lutheran church in Farmersburg, April 11, 1954.

He attended public school in Garnavillo, Farmersburg, and Monona. He graduated from M-F-L Community High school in 1858. After graduation he worked as a truck driver, construction worker, and as an attendant at a feed mill and an oil station. He was inducted into the U. S. Army April 3, 1963 and received an honorable discharge, Sept. 9, 1963.

Preceding him in death was a brother, Robert Owen, who died June 4, 1942, at the age of 7 months.

Surviving are his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Anna) Eichacker of Guttenberg, Mrs. Robert (Karen) Havlicek of Monona, and Betty Schroeder of Elkader, and a number of nieces and nephews. Music at the services was provided by the church choir. Mrs. R. H. Steege was the organist.

Pallbearers were Verdus Reimer, Harvey Straus, Gary Johanningmeier, Gary and Arlen Schroeder, and Lewis Schrandt.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated 1964, from my mother's obituary collection.


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