URBANA – Esther Anna Schroeder, 85, of Urbana, formerly of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Friday (Sept. 14, 2012) in Urbana.
She was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Linn, Kan., to John and Ida (nee Beikmann) Schuette.
She was united in marriage to Earnest Schroeder on May 28, 1947. They were blessed with two children, Wyatt Lynn and Annette Marie.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln,
Neb., and Trinity Lutheran Church in Urbana. She was also a member of the Burlington Northern Club, the BN Past-Presidents Club, the Cornhusker Club, BNSF Veterans and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 0003 in Lincoln, Neb.
She moved to Urbana in 2010 and resided at Prairie Winds of Urbana.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wyatt and Diane Schroeder of Vancouver, Wash.; her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and John D'Angelo of Urbana; seven grandchildren, Kyle Reed Schroeder, Patrick Lynn Schroeder, Cara Marie Schroeder, John Ernest D'Angelo, Lucie Jeanne D'Angelo, Paul Robert D'Angelo and Henry David D'Angelo; and her sister, Hilda McAtee of Fairbury, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Schroeder; her parents, John and Ida Schuette; her sister, Velma Graham; her brother, Edwin Schuette; her brothers-in-law, Clifford Finlayson, Pearl McAtee and Vernon Graham; and her sister-in-law, Phyllis Schuette.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3825 Wildbriar Lane, Lincoln, Neb., with the Rev. Clint Poppe officiating.
Visitation with family greeting friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 20) at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S.
14th St., Lincoln, Neb., and also one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Building Fund and School.
Condolences may be left online at lincolnfh.com.