Stickney Dorothy Schroeder, 91, died Saturday, October 26 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral mass will be Thursday, October 31 at 10:30 am at St. Marys Catholic Church in Stickney. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 30 from 5 to 7 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at St. Marys Catholic Church in Stickney. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Stickney.
Dorothy Kaus was born January 1, 1922 to William and Nettie (Herrmann) Kaus at Stickney. She grew up on the family farm near Stickney and graduated the 8th grade from Pleasant Lake Country School. She was united in marriage to John C. Schroeder on June 18, 1940. They lived and raised their family on a farm north of Stickney until 1978 when they moved to a house in Stickney. Dorothy was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Mary's Catholic Church where she was a lifelong member. She loved to sing and sang in the church choir for 60 years. She gave her love of music to all her children. Dorothy loved to bake and do crafts. She was known for her homemade angel food cakes and homemade egg noodles, which she gave away to everyone. She crocheted afghans, giving one to each of her great-grandchildren. Her last project was to embroider a quilt for her 1st great-great-grandchild. She loved having her family around her a loved doing things for them. She moved to Rosewood Courts Assisted Living in November 2010 and then to Firesteel Healthcare Center in October of 2013. Dorothy went to her heavenly home on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell at the age of 91.
She is survived by 4 sons: Charles (Diana) Schroeder of Rochester, MN; William (Maxine) Schroeder of Plankinton; Robert (Kathy) Schroeder of Alexandria; and Leonard Schroeder of Deadwood; 4 daughters: Carol (Donald) Schabot of Stickney; Jean (Barry) Moller of Stickney; Mary Buhl of Yankton; and Joyce (Gerald) Tilberg of Mitchell; 26 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 3 step great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ceila Vanderheiden of Sioux Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 6 brothers, Edward, Matt, Leonard, George, Alfred "Fritz", and Charles "Bud"; and 5 sisters, Helen Thompson, Julia Schoenfelder, Rosella Andrea, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Koch and her twin sister, Mary Tritle.