Edna Schocker, Albert Lea

Published 9:09 am Monday, June 4, 2012

Memorial services for Edna Marie Schocker of Albert Lea will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. The Rev. Vern Harris will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Friends may visit with family from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before services at Bonnerup Funeral Service.


Edna developed kidney disease and had been on dialysis since June of 1998. She died peacefully on Saturday morning, June 2, 2012, at Thorne Crest Retirement Community – Health Care Wing. Edna was born on Jan. 15, 1933, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Earl and Anna Bertha (Schoon) DeRaad. She married LeRoy Schocker on May 17, 1980. Edna had worked at Land O’ Lakes and Hudson Foods for 33 years retiring on Jan. 3, 1997. She enjoyed bowling and golf for which she received many trophies. She also liked fishing and reading. She loved her three poodles Missy, Charlie and Cuddles.

Edna is survived by her husband LeRoy Schocker of Albert Lea; her children: Sandy (John) Espinosa of Union, Neb., and Sheryl (Dennis) Christensen of Jackson, Miss.; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Earl DeRaad (Dorothy) of Albert Lea; and several nieces and nephews.

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Edna was preceded in death by her parents; a brother John DeRaad; sisters: Pat Solland, and Ann Jensen; daughter Susan Wallace; great-grandson; mother-in-law and father-in-law and three brothers-in-law.