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Edna D (Klingemann)Schroeder

October 23, 1921 — July 3, 2015

Edna D. (Klingemann) Schroeder, 93, of Seward, died Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Seward Memorial Assisted Living Center.

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Edna D. Schroeder was born on October 23, 1921 in Butler County, Nebraska to Henry H. and Alice A. (Hinze) Klingemann. She attended District #70 for first and second grades and then Immanuel Lutheran School through eighth grade. She then started to work for neighbors. In 1942 she moved to Omaha to take her sister, Leona’s, job after Leona got married working as a house maid. In 1947 she started as an operator for Western Union until 1961 when she joined an Oldsmobile Dealership working in the office. She married her late cousin’s husband, Jonas, on November 11, 1961 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE.
Edna moved to the farm with her new husband where she became a farm wife and step-mother to three children. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was active in the Ladies Aid, Adult Bible Class and taught Mid-Week and Sunday School. She taught a weekly devotion time at the david place. She enjoyed volunteering, donating blood, raising butcher chickens for the freezer and to sell, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, gardening, raising her large vegetable and flower gardens, traveling to nearly every state in the United States including Alaska & Hawaii and also 12 countries in the world and teaching herself brail. She always wished she had a higher education than 8th grade. Things she was most proud of were - strawberry patch, rose garden, puzzles and reading in her later years and her faith.

Time with her eight grandchildren was thoroughly enjoyed. Those times included, baking/cooking no matter what the mess, games on the kitchen table that included prizes from cereal boxes, exploring in the cave, playhouse in the chicken coop, catching lighting bugs, grandkids sitting in the front seat of the car between Gpa & Gma, climbing the apple tree and throwing the bad apples in the pasture, making all 8 grandkids a block quilt, teaching them to play the organ, mealtime prayers that included a devotion.

She and Jonas enjoyed hosting the family 4th of July for many years. The day started with homemade cinnamon rolls. Lunch consisted of fried chicken, creamed peas and mashed potatoes. The afternoon was enjoyed with trivia, water and baseball games, a nap under the willow tree (if you wanted!) and homemade ice cream. Supper was hamburger and hot dogs on her brother, Reuben’s, grill and apple pie. The evening ended with a large display of fireworks.

Survivors: step-son: Alan(Sandra)Schroeder of Gilbert, AZ; step-daughter-in-law: Barbara Schroeder of Chandler, AZ; sisters: Leona Doll of Omaha, NE and Harriett Bockelman of Concordia, MO; sisters-in-law: Frances Klingemann of Omaha and Doris Klingemann of Gretna.
8 Grandchildren: Eileen(David)Beverage and Lew(Pamela)Schroeder both of Chandler, AZ, Jason Schroeder and Brant(Jennifer)Schroeder both of Gilbert, AZ, Tamra(Joe)Mick of Lincoln, NE, Matthew(April)Otto of Ceresco, NE, Cassandra(Andrew)Mally of Gilbert, AZ and Heidi(Kyle)Peeples of Beaufort, SC. 16 Great-grandchildren: Jared Horine of Mesa, AZ, Chance and Jolee Beverage and Danica Schroeder all of Chandler, AZ, Kyler, Zane, Tanner and Hailey Schroeder of Gilbert, AZ, Carter and Tyler Mick of Lincoln, NE, Andrew, Reid and Alexa Otto of Ceresco, NE, and Alissandra, Evelyn, and Jack Mally of Gilbert, AZ., several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Jonas Schroeder in 2003; step-son: Lee Schroeder in 2011; step-daughter: Sandra Otto in 2015; step-son-in-law: Gary Otto in 2010, three brothers: Eldon, William and Reuben Klingemann and three sisters: Vera, Adela and Arlene.
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