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Donald L. Schroeder
Sioux Falls, SD: Donald Lee Schroeder, 80, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Inwood, Iowa, died Friday, September 10, 2021, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be held Friday, September 17, at 2:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Inwood with Rev. Randall Gehring officiating. Inurnment will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service from 1:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home.
Donald Lee Schroeder, son of Adolph and Clara (Klutman) Schroeder, was born June 2, 1941, on a farm near Inwood, Iowa. He attended a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade, having the same teacher, Flo Jacobson, all the way. Don graduated from Inwood High School in 1959. After graduation, he enjoyed farming and using John Deere equipment to do so. Don enjoyed the good neighbors he had and working together with them while on the farm. In addition to farming, Don enrolled and served in the National Guard. Don married Alice McCaskey on January 7, 1983. In 2001, Don and Alice moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where Don drove for H&B Truck Line for 14 years. Together the couple were members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Alice died December 26, 2014. Don entered Dougherty House Hospice in Sioux Falls in July 2021 and passed away there on Friday, September 10.
Don is survived by his two sisters, LaVonne (Paul) Harker and Diane Naatjes; niece, Dawn Meyer; two nephews, Dan Naatjes and Darin Naatjes; three step-children, Harold Pastian, Janice Sikkink, and Jeanne Pastian (Luis Cortes); and eight step-grandchildren, Justin Anderson, Ariel O’Donnell, Kristina Kringen, Shawn Pastian, Patricia Pastian, Vanessa Cortes, Brianna Cortes, and Nathan Cortes.
Preceding Don in death were his parents, Adolph and Clara; step-children, Patricia A. Pastian, Mike Pastian, Doug Pastian, and Jim Pastian; and step-granddaughter, Nicole Sikkink.
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Jeanne and Family,
Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. So important to cherish all your great memories.
Bartling's Sep 17 2021 12:47 PM
Sorry to hear of Don's passing. Have many fond memories of playing 10 point pitch, and walking beans and baling hay. What a good guy and a great cousin.
Gaylen Meiburg Sep 16 2021 1:23 PM
Sorry to hear of Don's passing. My sympathy to you. I won't be able to be at the funeral but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donna Kirchner Sep 16 2021 11:31 AM
Lavonne and Diane and families, Warm thoughts and sympathy are with you in the passing of Don. We are sorry we cannot attend the funeral on Friday. Gib and Mert Van Hill
Gib Van Hill Sep 15 2021 8:15 PM
I remember Uncle Don always having a smile on his face and a warm welcome whenever I was there to visit. It was obvious the love he had for Aunt Alice and the kids too. He was a kind soul and will be missed. My condolences to the rest of the family.
Ronda McCaskey Sep 15 2021 5:38 PM
Lavonne & Diane, You have our sincere sympathy in the passing of Don. Always enjoyed your family as good neighbors & friends. As I will be gone Friday, won't be able to attend the funeral.Sincerely, Betty & Jim Leuthold
Betty Leuthold Sep 14 2021 10:29 PM
I am sorry to hear of his passing
Dean R Meiburg Sep 12 2021 5:11 PM