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Shirley Schroder

May 21, 1935 — February 10, 2023

Ocheyedan, IA

     Shirley Schroder age 87 of Ocheyedan, Iowa formerly of Cherokee, Iowa passed away at her home on February 10, 2023 in Ocheyedan, Iowa. .

     Services will take place at a later date.

     Shirley Lorraine Schroder was born May 21, 1935  in Madison, South Dakota the child of Gertrude (Nelson) Turner.

     Shirley grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota before her family moved to Ocheyedan, Iowa.

     Shirley was united in marriage to Robert Schroder on June 20, 1951 in Estherville, Iowa.  They lived in Cherokee, Iowa and were blessed with two children, Paul and Lorrie.  Shirley and Robert were married for 25 years before divorcing.

     Shirley was a talented seamstress, designer, and artist all her life.  She made a career creating beautiful window treatments and decorating homes with magnificent fabric accessories.  She worked from home and in her own businesses in Cherokee, IA, Sioux Falls, SD, Bentonville, Ark., and Bellevue, WA.  In Bellevue she also worked as an interior designer/decorator at Ethan Allen and Calico Corners.  She retired and lived in Spirit Lake for 10 years before moving to Ocheyedan.

     Everything Shirley created was with precision and an eye for beauty.  Such talent is is rare these days and will be missed.   She enjoyed crocheting and sewing clothes and crafts for her family.  She also liked watching the birds come to her feeders.  Shirley loved her Boston Terriers, Missey and Candy.  The latter dog will be laid to rest with her.

     Those left to cherish her memory are Paul Robert Schroder of Minneapolis, MN and Lorrie Elaine Wolle of Port Ludlow, WA; granddaughters, Hilary Northcraft of Seattle, WA and Kamielle James of Gig Harbor, WA; four great grandchildren; along with extended family and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Gertrude; and brother, Eugene Turner.

     Blessed Be Her Memory


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