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March 6, 2014

Dorothy J. Schroeder

MONTICELLO — Dorothy J. Schroeder, 88, Monticello, passed away at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.

She was born on Oct. 17, 1925, in White County to the late Raymond C. and Minnie (Rickard) Farmer. On Feb. 16, 1947, she married Herman E. Schroeder at the St. James Lutheran Church in Reynolds and he survives in Monticello.

Mrs. Schroeder was a 1943 graduate of Monticello High School. She was a homemaker and helped with the farm. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Reynolds where she taught Sunday School for several years. Mrs. Schroeder was a member of the Charming Chatties Homemaker Club. She enjoyed quilting and helped make the quilts that were auctioned off at the church. She loved to play euchre and to travel. Mrs. Schroeder was proud of her two five-generation family photos.

She is survived by four sons, Steven D. Schroeder of Monticello, Michael W. (Sharon) Schroeder of Reynolds, William (Denise) Schroeder of Reynolds and Donald M. Schroeder of Reynolds; one daughter, Jeanne (Eric) Blake of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Susan (Eddie) Strasser of Logansport; a son-in-law, Bruce White of Linden; and a brother-in-law, John Schoenradt of Logansport; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Noreen F. White; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds, with Pastor Charles Blakey officiating. Burial will follow at the St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Reynolds.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be given to the St. James Lutheran Church or to the St. James Lutheran Church Daycare. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at

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