2013-03-07 / Obituaries

Joyce Louise Schroeder

August 22, 1929 - February 26, 2013

Funeral services for Joyce L. Schroeder, 83 of Giddings, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery.

Joyce Louise Frels Schroeder was born on August 22, 1929 in West Point, Texas to Monroe John & Emily (Kruse) Frels. She was baptized on October 13, 1929 and confirmed on November 5, 1944 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Prairie Valley by Rev. Robert Heise. Joyce was united in marriage to Alvin M. Schroeder on September 24, 1950 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine by Rev. Alfred Kluge. She was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings and the Giddings Sons of Herman Lodge #54. Joyce was a quiet, strong-willed and independent person who enjoyed taking care of her cattle, flowers and her little dog "Brownie". Over the past few years, Joyce enjoyed participating in activities at Country Care Plex, especially Bingo and church services. Joyce treasured every visit from family and friends.

Mrs. Schroeder passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Country Care Plex in Giddings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe & Emily Frels; her husband, Alvin Schroeder in 1982 and her brother, Alois Frels in 1997.

She is survived by her sistersin law, Juanita Frels of La Grange, Elsie Fischer of Giddings and Adeline Schroeder of Giddings; brother-in-law, Louis Lehmann of Warda and several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Linda Urban of Leander and a special caretaker and nephew, Allan Urban of Giddings.

Serving as pallbearers were Barry Zapalac, David Urban, Neal Frels, Robert Blair, Donald Schroeder, Harry Schroeder and Harvey Fischer.

Memorials may be made to the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Day School Fund, 573 North Main Street, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one's choice.

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