Eleonora “Nora” Marie Schroeder, 90, of Clear Lake, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 28, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mason City, Iowa with the Rev. Mark Lavrenz officiating. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Memorials may be designated to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or the NIACC Education Foundation; c/o Charles Schroeder, 10 Willow Dr., Mason City, IA 50401.
Nora was born Nov. 7, 1921 in LuVerne, Iowa, the daughter of Karl and Bertha (Pergande) Schipull.
Nora was baptized Dec. 4, 1921 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. She attended eight years of parochial school and graduated from Vernon Consolidated High School near Renwick, Iowa. She married Hans Schroeder in LuVerne, Iowa on Dec. 29, 1957.
Nora enjoyed gardening, crafts, bus trips, playing cards, visiting with many lifelong friends and the lovely ladies at Oakwood/Courtyard Assisted Living. She was very proud of her totally weed free garden and lovely African Violets.
Nora is survived by two daughters, Marie Roberts and her husband, Denny, Clive, Iowa and Helen Mackey and her husband, Kurt, Ames, Iowa; son, Charlie Schroeder and his wife, Kathy, Mason City; grandchildren, Aaron and Adam Roberts, Ben and Patty Mackey; great-grandchildren, Rowen, Weston, Christian and Miah; brother, Harold Schipull, LuVerne; brother-in-law, Otto Jagels, Livermore, Iowa; seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hans Schroeder, (Jan. 10, 2011); and an infant son, Richard; twin infant grandchildren; grandson, Hans; sisters, Stella, Ann, and Lula; brother, Al, brothers-in-law, Alvin and Herb; and nephew, Daryl.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.