In Memory of

Delores Katharina Schueder

April 13, 1927 - October 30, 2021
From: Cherokee, IA

 Delores Katharina Schueder, the daughter of John and Katharina (Langholz) Bern, was born April 13, 1927, in Cherokee County, IA. She was baptized in the reformed Church in Calumet, IA. Delores went to Sunday school for 10 years not missing a Sunday. She received many pins for her perfect attendance. Growing up, she enjoyed helping her father do chores on the farm.

  On September 20, 1947, Delores was united in marriage to James Schueder. They resided on a farm near Larrabee, IA, where she helped with farm chores while raising her children.  After leaving the farm Delores worked in a Donut Shop in Florida for a few years. Upon returning to Cherokee she worked as a cook at Countryside estate then later at Pride Group. While at Pride Group, it was her joy helping other people. She was simply known as Grandma. She always said her job was really rewarding and the secret for a long life is to love what you do and love the people. Where else could we go to find comfort, acceptance, forgiveness, encouragement, praise, and consolation all in one big hug?

 Delores joined the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in 1970, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed playing cards, and belonged to the neighborhood birthday club. She enjoyed making her own clothes and dresses for her four children. Delores belonged to a Canasta Club, 500 Club, and was a 4H leader. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She always stood on the front porch waving good bye to them when they left.

 On Saturday, October 30, 2021, Delores passed away at Accura in Cherokee at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Schueder; parents, John and Katie Bern; father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Laura Schueder; sisters, Velma Phillips and Luella Wede; brothers-in-law, Robert Philips, Delbert Wede, Jack Schueder, Joe Schueder, and Darrell Meyer;  and sisters-in-law, Eileen Schueder, Jean Schueder, and Len Nicholas.

 She will lovingly be remembered by her four children and their families; daughter, Kathleen (Max) Zimmerman, and their children Matthew Zimmerman and his son Lane Zimmerman, Mark (Haley) Zimmerman and their daughter, Lilly Zimmerman; daughter, Rosemary (Robert) Cronin and their children, Laura (Matt) Miller and their children, Olivia and Madeline Miller, and Carrie (Todd) Brownmiller) and their children, Cole, Drake, and Kaden Brownmiller; Thomas (Katy) Cronin and daughter Jane Cronin; son, Richard Schueder; and son Dan (Charlotte) Schueder, and their children, Katie (Tim) Mangan and daughters, Haleigh and Hannah Mangan, Mary (Nick) Olhausen and their daughters, Lauren and Emily Olhausen, Derek (Jody) Schueder and their children, Aubrey, Madison, and Brayden Schueder, and Erica Schueder; sister-in-law, Julie Meyer;  and other relatives and friends.

Tribute Video
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Daniel Rupp
Matt Zimmerman
Mark Zimmerman
Thomas Cronin
Derek Schueder
Todd Brownmiller
Tim Mangan
Nick Olhausen
Matt Miller
Public visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 5:00 p.m. rosary conducted by the CDA and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. following visitation.
Organist- Cain Junkman
Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:56 PM
“Our thoughts & prayers go out to Deloris’s family. She was such a beautiful person and will be missed. Her smile & positive attitude were contagious as well as uplifting to those around her. I am also happy for her as we know she is with the Lord & the love of her life. May the many blessings & memories with her help carry you all through your grief at this time. Ed & Mary (Strahmann)Schwaigert ”
- Mary Schwaigert
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:56 PM
“To the Schueder family, Lori, Grace, Cricket and I extend our deepest condolences for the loss of Delores. She and your Dad were great friends to my parents and they had many great times together. They are all reunited again watch over all of us. Randy ”
- Randy Halder
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 1:56 PM
“To Dan and Charlotte,
As your classmate, I am thinking of you as you celebrate your mother’s life and shed tears for the deep loss. May your grief lead to awarenesses that her love lives on!”
- Barbara Bottger (French)
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:27 AM
“My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
- Debra (Hanno) Barglof
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:27 AM
“She was such a wonderful woman She would always make me feel like family and greet me with a smile. Oh man oh man could she bake. I loved her homemade apple pies. May god bless your family. Praying for all of you.”
- Meyer Heather
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:27 AM
“Your family was blessed to enjoy the home made pies and all Delores favorite recipes. You always knew, you would never leave her dinner table hungary.
She loved everyone she met and we will always remember her sweet voice. She is loved by many and will be missed dearly.
Our prayers are with you.”
- Nancy and Brad Rupp
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 6:11 PM
“I am so sad for you and your family. Please accept my deepest condolences.”
- Wayne Hanno
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 6:11 PM
“Sorry to hear of her passing away.... I always considered her a good friend... Worked with her for a long time at the nursing home and she was a super great person...”
- Glenda Schleef
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