Iris M. Schroder, 84, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center.
She was born October 25, 1930 in Omaha to Oscar N. and Alice V. (Coe) Van Ostrand, the oldest of three children. The family moved to rural Custer county NE in the late thirties.
She married Donald Schroder March 17, 1951. To this union 6 children were born.
They moved to Alliance in 1982.She loved her immediate and extended family and the many friends she made through her life. She also enjoyed singing, dancing, playing cards and games with friends (especially the winning part). She attended the Church of Christ. She participated with Swinging Seniors, RSVP, and Golden Age. She wore out many of decks of cards playing solitaire; she really enjoyed animals and rarely met a dog or cat she didn’t like. She is remembered by many for the pet daycare that she provided for many animals in the community.
She is survived by her children, Patsy (Wayne) Zobel, of Alliance; LaVerne (Teresa) Schroder of Stapleton, NE; Susan Stone of North Platte, NE; Marshall Schroder of Phoenix, AZ; David Schroder of Casper WY; and Deann Prelle of Bellevue, NE, her grandchildren, Cheryl (Russ) Anderson and family, Jenifer (Paul) Beichert and family, Christina Bolen, Janet (Ron) Green and family, Todd (Brianna) Schroder and family, Aaron (Tasha) Schroder and family, Dane Schroder, Dustin Schroder, Benjamin Newman, Destini Schroder, Dylan Schroder, Karissa Schroder, Seth Schroder and family, Caleb Prelle and Chelsea Prelle. She is also survived by her sisters, Lois (Marlin) Derman, of Axtell, NE; Bernice (Merlin) Derman of Ft. Collins, CO; sister- in-law Alice Hebb of Littleton CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery with Father Coke McClure officiating.
Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice or Good Samaritan Health Care Center.
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.