Vernon Schroeder, 92, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at Belle Plaine Specialty Care in Belle Plaine.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Luzerne, with the Rev. Dean Duncan officiating. Interment will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery near Luzerne, with graveside military rites conducted by M.J. Kirby American Legion Post 170 of Blairstown and Iowa Military Funeral Honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church and also from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.
A memorial fund has been established for St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Lutheran Bible Translators - Joan and Martin Weber Ministry.
Vernon was born March 2, 1925, near Luzerne to Oscar and Alma (Niebes) Schroeder, and was baptized March 29, 1925. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Luzerne.
He proudly served his nation in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Germany during the occupation. He was an active member of M.J. Kirby American Legion Post 170 of Blairstown.
Vernon farmed all his life and enjoyed membership in the Farm Bureau, Republican Party and Belles 'n Beaux Square Dance Club. He enjoyed attending Legion conventions and events, traveling on bus trips and being a part of his family's celebrations and events.
His family shares memories of their dear uncle, including his patriotism, kind nature and love for others.
He is survived by his nieces, Ruth (Roger) Ward, Joan (Martin) Weber, Esther (Ed) Sander, Mary (Brad) Sievers and Jayne Olson (Paul) Queck; his nephews, Craig (Rosemary) Olson, Mark (Debra) Olson and Brad Olson; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Alvena; his sister, Nadine Schroeder Olson; and his brother, Harold Schroeder.
Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.