Donald Joseph Schroeder, age 84 of Wynot, Nebraska died on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota with his family by his side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot. Burial of his cremated remains will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot with military services provided by the Wynot American Legion Post 31. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is assisting with arrangements
Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Don was born on December 22, 1932 on the family farm near St. James, Nebraska to Hugo Joseph and Irene (Mallett) Schroeder. He attended St. James Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Wynot High School in 1950. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. After his military service he attended Iowa State University, graduating in 1960 with a degree in animal husbandry. Don married Doral Ketter on June 25, 1960 in Wynot. They made their home in Wynot and he practiced veterinary services for many years in Dixon, Cedar and Knox counties in Nebraska before retiring in 2002.
Don was a member of the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot and the Wynot American Legion Post 31. He loved to dance to polka music with his wife.
Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doral of Wynot; 2 sons, Kirk and Jeanne Schroeder of Yankton, SD; Kary and Diane Schroeder of Rock Rapids, IA; grandchildren, Aubrey, Ethan, Evan, Shane, Melissa and a great grandson, Maddox.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Keely, stepfather, Mike Lenzen, and a sister, Donna Newman Hackl.
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Schroeder family, our prayers are with you at this time. We have so many fond memories of your family that will stay with us forever.
Ted and Susie Hillman
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Donald. May he be at peace and May God grant you the strength to deal with the grief.
Doral and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about Don. I adored him growing up on the farm and him coming to help with the animals. I always wanted to be a veterinarian because him. He was so funny and loved to teach me new things, I have many fond memories of him. Truly a great man and vet. God Bless your whole family.
Doral and family,
So sorry for your loss. You have our sincere sympathy.
Loran & Kathy Tramp
Doral and family I am so sorry for your loss. We had just been talking about as a kid, getting to be in the barns with dad and Donnie working animals. What wonderful memories.
I did not know your father long... I met him at the nursing home when we put my father in on April 4th of this year. Your father was also smiling and ready to visit. He was always at nurses station directing traffic he said. So sorry for your loss. Pamela Hochstein Howell
Pamela Hochstein Howell
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