Carol Schroeder

Carol Schroeder, age 97, of Redwood Falls formerly Olivia, MN died peacefully Sunday, December 31, 2023, at River Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Redwood Falls with family by her side. Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with Rev. Darren Green officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Olivia Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Centra Care Hospice of Redwood. Arrangements are by Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.

Carol Margaret Schroeder was born on November 2, 1926 to Edward and Emma (Erickson) Nordby at the family farm in Sacred Heart Township, Renville County. She was baptized on December 26, 1926 and confirmed April 6, 1941 at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church of Sacred Heart. She graduated from the Renville Public School in 1945. She went to the Minnesota School of Business and worked as a bookkeeper at the Farmers Oil Company of Renville where she met the love of her life. On February 28, 1954, Carol was united in marriage to Edwin Schroeder.  They lived on the Schroeder Farm raising their three children as well as crops and livestock. They were members of the Middle Creek Methodist Church until they moved into Olivia in 1991, and then joined the Faith United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, baking, crocheting, quilting, and helping on the farm. Carol was a very proud grandma and loved watching her grandchildren’s activities and spending time with family. In retirement they enjoyed taking bus trips, especially “mystery tours.” In 2019, they moved to Redwood Falls first residing at Wood Dale and then River Valley.  They had shared 66 years of marriage filled with many blessings when Edwin passed away in 2020.

Carol is survived by her son, Dale (Lisa) and their sons Jacob (Justina) and Colby; daughter, Jolene Bunting and her sons Joshua and Jason; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Schroeder and her children Rachel and Macius. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Emma; husband, Edwin; son, Dean; sisters: Edna (Jim) Fishbaugh, Irene (Si) Gerde, and infant sister Mabel; brother, John; and sisters-in-law, Gladys (Arnold Lueck & Don Duehn) and June (Jerry) Raarup.

Carol’s family would like to thank the staff at both River Valley and the Hospice Team at Centra Care Redwood for the wonderful job that they did in caring for her.

Blessed Be Her Memory