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Corlene " Sue " Schroeder

January 3, 1939 — April 21, 2021

Corlene Sue (Richter) "Suz” Schroeder was born to Herman and Irma (Dunse) Richter on January 3rd, 1939 in Delafield Township, Jackson County, MN. She was baptized on January 22nd, 1939 and confirmed on April 4, 1952 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lakefield, MN. She attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Parochial School and graduated from Lakefield HS in 1956. After school, she attended the Gale Institute and worked at Honeywell in the Twin Cities. After graduating from Gale, she returned home to work as a bank teller at the Windom State Bank. February 1st, 1959 she married the love of her life Wayne Schroeder at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Windom. Soon after, they moved to Park Rapids to farm near her parents. Suz went to work at Citizens National Bank (CNB) on April 1st, 1959. She loved being a teller, and her long line was proof everyone loved her, too. She continued working there for 45 years, retiring in April 2004. She and Wayne were life long members of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Park Rapids, MN. She loved attending bible class, preparing the communion trays, and quilting with the Ladies Aid. Her grandchildren, Joshua Wayne Miller and Mikayla Sue (Benjamin) Tabert, were the lights of her life. She was know as Santa Suz, because she loved to give and share her time with them as much as possible. In November 2019, she was blessed with a precious great grandson, Liam Zane Tabert. She also had a special “sister” in Christ, Donna McCullion. Their times together were cherished and Donna was there through mom’s many years caregiving, for her son, Daniel Wayne (who was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease at age 51), and for her husband Wayne Sanford (who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013). Wayne lost his battle in July of 2014. Suz loved her family and friends, being referred to the “hostess with the mostess”, meaning she never turned away company and could whip up a meal in a few minutes. She also had a unique magnetism, that helped her meet others, making them feel like they were her “special favorite”. Some of her hobbies included collecting and reading recipe books (having over 500), baking and cooking (especially desserts), playing cards (especially at the neighborhood birthday parties), fishing, quilting, and gardening. Animals were an important part of her life, too, with dogs filling her life and home. In July 2016, Suz was moved to Hillcrest Senior Living, Red Lake Falls, MN, near her daughter Peggy Sue and family. Her health was beginning to fail and her body began to tire out. She fit into the home like a pro, and loved all the staff, and they loved her in return. Over her 5 year stay, she was diagnosed with Parkinsons and declined to a wheel chair. After the Covid year, she never seemed to bounce back, missing her family and daily card games. Suz will be dearly missed by all who knew her, but she was definitely ready for heaven, when Jesus took her home on April 21, 2021 at the age of 82 years. Surviving Family members are: son, Daniel Schroeder of Meadow Lane Care Center in Benson; daughter Peggy (David) Miller of Red Lake Falls, MN; two grandchildren Mikayla (Benjamin) Tabert, Joshua Miller, and a great grandson, Liam Zane Tabert; brother, Virgil (& wife Sylvia) Richter of Brewster, MN; sister in laws: Carol Schroeder of Sioux Falls, Delores Schroeder of Bingham Lake and Corlene (& husband Vernon) Hansen of Jackson, MN. There are also several, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends that will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, sibling Byron (& wife Darlene) Richter, brother-in-laws Willard Schroeder and Alvin Schroeder, and husband Wayne Schroeder. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, Minnesota with Reverend James Neubauer officiating. Internment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery of Park Rapids in the Schroeder family plot, next to her husband. Visitation will be held from 12:30-2:30 on Saturday, April 24, 2021. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Parkinson's Foundation, or the " Assistance Fund. "
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