Funeral Services for Arlene M. Schroeder, age 93, of Norfolk, will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 1st, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Reverend Ed Felgate, Jr. will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the chapel. The service will be live streamed on the funeral home’s website. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Arlene was born July 2, 1927 near Wausa, Nebraska, the first of seven siblings to Albert and Marie (Buhrman) Wrick. She was baptized July 24, 1927 and confirmed June 16, 1940 at Golgotha Lutheran Church, Wausa, NE. She graduated from Wausa High School in 1945. On September 30, 1949, she married John “Jack” Schroeder at Christ Lutheran Church, Norfolk, NE.
She leased and operated the neighborhood Star Grocery Store for five years, and later worked at Prenger’s Restaurant and Sherwood Medical. She and her husband, Jack, who worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, lived in Norfolk, Columbus, and Kearney before retiring in 1986. They then moved back to Norfolk. They helped at the food pantry, delivered Meals on Wheels and enjoyed traveling. They travelled to all 50 states, China and several countries in Europe. Arlene also quilted with the Christ Lutheran Quilters and loved to work on family genealogy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 2002, parents, sisters and brothers-in-law Mardel and Jim Lingren, and Phyllis and Dwaine Nelson, and brothers Kenneth and Wayne Wrick.
Arlene is survived by daughters Kathy (Leonard) Janovec, Amy (James) Rhodes, both of Norfolk, Connie Schroeder of Lansing, MI, son Larry (Donna) Schroeder of Longmont, CO, ten grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, sisters Marilyn (Vonel) Anderson of Wausa and Linda (Steve) Moore of Boynton Beach, FL, sisters-in-law Beverly Wrick of Wausa and Vendla Wrick of Norfolk.
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