Meta Schroeder, 97, Alden

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2006

Meta M. Schroeder, age 97, of Alden, Minn., died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Thorn Crest Retirement Center in Albert Lea.

Funeral Services will be Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, Minn., with visitation one hour prior to services at the funeral home. The Rev. Lynn Borgeson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor&8217;s choice. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements.

Meta M. Schroeder was born Jan. 8, 1909, the daughter of William and Augusta (Groskreutz) Radke in Vivian Township, Waseca County, Minn. She was united in marriage to Marvin A. Schroeder on April 14, 1939, at Wells Evangelical Lutheran Church parsonage. Meta worked at Stampers in Wells for 14 years retiring in 1972. Meta did rug weaving with her husband Marvin until his death. Meta enjoyed gardening, flowers and reading.

Meta is survived by one son, Daryl Schroeder of Alden, Minn.; two granddaughters: Suzanne Schroeder, Sheila Camp and her children: Meagan and Jonathan, all of Shreveport, La.; two sisters-in-law: Florence Radke of Lemmon, S.D., and Hazel Yokiel of Albert Lea; as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin in 1994, son Dean in 2001, eight brothers: Otto, Emil, William Jr., Alvin, Frank, Arthur, Edwin and one brother in infancy; and four sisters: Margaret Radke, Clara Suemnicht, Lena Schoenrock and Ella Schoenrock.