Sept. 22, 1921 - Dec. 23, 2007
OXFORD -- G. Annella Schroeder, 86, died Sunday (Dec. 23, 2007), at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
She was born Sept. 22, 1921, on the family farm southeast of Cambridge in Furnas County to John and Myrtle (Clarkson) Sayer. She received her education from Cambridge High School, graduating with the class of 1939.
Following her education, she was united in marriage to Otto Herman Schroeder on Sept. 5, 1942, and they made their home on the farm where Otto was born south of Oxford. She worked with her husband on the farm. She also did wallpapering and painting for area families.
Upon their retirement, they moved their house into Oxford and she was employed at the Golden Generation Center as the cook for many years. On March 11, 1996, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otto.
She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, where she was active with the Joy Circle and held several offices in the Oxford PTA. She was known as the "cotton candy lady" at the 4-H and school carnivals and was active in the past with the Furnas County Extension Programs.
She was a charter member of both the Southside Social Club and the ABC (A Better Community) Club and volunteered at the Oxford Thrift Store.
Survivors include her five children, Dr. Gene Schroeder and wife, Myra of Los Alamos, N.M., Ray Schroeder and wife, Sheryl of Lincoln, Lois Smith and husband, Paul of Grand Island, Max Schroeder and wife, Kathy of Hastings and Lyle Schroeder and wife, Lynne of Yutan; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; special caregiver, Kenneth Johnsen of Oxford and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto; son, Duane Otto Schroeder in infancy; five brothers; and six sisters.
Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Oxford, with the Rev. Dale Hedstrom officiating. Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 1-8 p.m., at Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford.
A memorial has been established in her memory and will be designated at a later date.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com.
The Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.