Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Selma M. Schroeder
Service: January 14, 2013
Selma M. Schroeder
Selma M. Schroeder, 96, of Watertown, passed away on Friday morning, January 4, 2013, at the Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Brett Brauer officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Ixonia. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from noon until the time of the service. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
The former Selma Margaret Diersen was born on November 22, 1916 in Caledonia, MN the daughter of Arthur and Martha (Stegen) Diersen. She was a graduate of the Caledonia High School and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a degree in education. On August 15, 1940 she married Rev. Erwin M. Schroeder in Eitzen, MN. Selma was a teacher for five years in Hokah, MN. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown and the Faculty Wives Organization of Northwestern College. Selma enjoyed reading, playing Bridge and rug braiding. She and her husband enjoyed traveling.
Selma is survived by eight children, Rev. Kent (Lee Ann) Schroeder of Watertown, Rev. Lynn (Rachel) Schroeder of Hemet, CA, Rev. Keith (Hedy) Schroeder of Bay City, MI, Rev. Neal (Marilyn) Schroeder of Kent, WA, Jean (Rev. James) Westendorf of Johnson Creek, Joyce (Daniel) Feuerstahler of Ixonia, Rev. Joel (Ruth) Schroeder of Lenexa, KA and Rev. Mark (Andrea) Schroeder of Watertown, thirty-five grandchildren, seventy-nine great grandchildren, a sister, Irene (Robert) Kratzke of Camas, WA and a sister-in-law, Betty Diersen of Minneapolis, MN, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Selma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Prof. Erwin Schroeder on July 27, 1994, twin grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two brothers, Norbert Diersen and Harold Diersen.
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