May 6, 2014


Carolyn Jean Schroeder, 80, of Carroll, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Timothy Johnson as celebrant.

Lector will be Sherri Burkle. Eucharistic ministers will be Lon and Catherine Schroeder. Gift bearers will be Brian and Karen Schroeder and Jill Chevalier and her nine granddaughters. Casket bearers will be Justin Schroeder, Sean Schroeder, Dan Roberts, Josh Weyer, Luke Schmidt and Doug Dailey. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia.

Friends may call beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6:30 p.m. by Holy Spirit Parish. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Friday when visitation will resume. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society and may be left at the funeral home or church. Online condolences may be left at

Born July 24, 1933 in Carroll, Iowa, she was a daughter of Merlin "Mike" and Anna (Wilkins) Sexton. She grew up in Glidden, and her family moved to Arcadia when she was in seventh grade. She graduated from Arcadia High School in 1951. She was married to Vincent "Vic" Schroeder on Sept. 9, 1953, at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia by Father Stork. Carolyn worked for Drs. John and Roland Morrison as an assistant for several years as well as helping her husband with their farming operation south of Arcadia. The couple retired from farming in 2000 and moved to Carroll.

Carolyn was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Holy Spirit Women's Guild, Christian Mothers and St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, going to Lake Okoboji, spending the winters in Arizona, and being with her family and friends.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Vic of Carroll; two daughters: Sherri Burkle and her husband Ron of Omaha, Neb., and Jill Chevalier and her husband Steve of Omaha; two sons Lon Schroeder and his wife Catherine of Avoca, Iowa, and Brian Schroeder and his wife Karen of Arcadia; 10 grandchildren: Angie Roberts and her husband Dan of Omaha, Sarah Hawkins and her husband Judd of Chandler, Ariz., Kellie Schroeder of Des Moines, Jen Weyer and her husband Josh of Omaha, Ciera and Paige Buchanan of Omaha, Justin Schroeder and his wife Amy of Arcadia, Sean Schroeder and his fiancé Kristin Fertig of Bayard, Erin Schmidt and her husband Luke of Carrollton, Texas, Stephanie Elsasser of Omaha, Samantha Brown and her husband Cory of Omaha, Ryan Burkle and his wife Jackie of Omaha, Stacy Walston and her husband Jon of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jean-Marc Tardieu of Trinidad-Tobago, and Jean-Philippe of Trinidad-Tobago; six great-grandchildren: Hannah, Chance, Riley, Keaton, Hunter and Grant; a sister Phyllis Schweers of Carroll; a brother-in-law Ivan Schroeder and his wife Alma of Elma, Iowa; a sister-in-law Shirley Wolterman and her husband Robert of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother-in-law Wilbert Lussman of Carroll; a sister-in-law Lois Schroeder of Elkhorn, Neb.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter Katie Schroeder.