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Dorothy E. Schroeder

Dorothy Schroeder, 99, of Langdon, ND, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Dorothy Elaine Watkins was born February 25, 1920, in Carrington, ND, to George and Hattie (Mason) Watkins. She graduated high school from Bowbells, ND. Dorothy continued her education at Minot State College and UND. She met the love of her life, Russell Schroeder, during her college years. After graduation, she worked at Farn Security Administration in her hometown. Dorothy and Russell were married April 25, 1942, in Carrington. Russell accepted a teaching position as an agricultural instructor in Langdon, ND, and later started Schroeder Furniture Company. Langdon became their home the rest of their lives and was where they raised their seven children.

Dorothy was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and sang in the church choir for 62 years. She was also a member of Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. She was active in the community with Langdon Women’s Club, Langdon Country Club, and other organizations. She served on the Langdon Centennial Committee and was one of three writers of the 1988 pageant. She thoroughly enjoyed singing with her Sweet Adeline�s group and going to different competitions around the state. Playing cards in bridge clubs seemed like a weekly event.

Dorothy enjoyed the many visits with family and friends. She was a master of entertaining. Mom will be greatly missed! Memories of her love of life, great sense of style, and devotion to her faith will never be forgotten.

Surviving Dorothy are her children: Susan (Henry) Biesiot of Dickinson, ND, Peggy (Rick) Benoit of Langdon, Randy (Lynn) Schroeder of Lewisville, NC, Kathryn Schroeder of Boise, ID, Stephen (Gigi)Schroeder of Lake Elsinore, CA; grandchildren: Kathryn (Sean) Evans Urquhart, David (Andrea) Evans, Suzanne (Brian) Stromberg, Vincent (Patience) Biesiot, Tony Biesiot, Frank Benoit, Kelly Morris (Chris) Henderson, Shane Schroeder and Triston Schroeder; 13 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law Tom Evans. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in 2005; son Larry in 2010; daughter Sandra Evans in 2006, and her only brothers, George and Bill Watkins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a 4:30 Rosary and 6:00 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND, and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a 4:30 Rosary and 6:00 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND, and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.


SERVICES
Funeral Service

Thursday, May 09, 2019
1:00 PM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
209 10th Ave.
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a 4:30 Rosary and 6:00 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND, and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Thursday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.


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My sincere condolences to Dorothy's family. The video tribute showed a lovely lady with her wonderful family. I know she will be missed very much, but what wonderful memories all of you must have.🌸

Jan Sandum Jechort May 10 2019 12:00 AM

Sending our sympathy to Dorothy's family. We have fond memories of time spent with Sandy and Larry as they were age contemporaries but also loved the remaining family members. Loved watching the video and it certainly brought back lots of memories. May she rest in peace.

Joann and JohnLawrence May 9 2019 12:00 AM

It was with great delight to come and see all of you tonight in the wonderful celebration of your Mom's life. Neighbors in our childhood. Great . memories of a gracious,talented lady. Betty Fetzer

Betty Fetzer May 8 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Schroeder Family . . . so hard to say goodbye to our Moms no matter how old they are. We are traveling so will not be at Dorothy's celebration of life . . . so sad we will not be seeing the "Schroeder kids". We love your video tribute . . . believe one of those photos was up at George and Wilma's!! Such wonderful memories to cherish, laugh and cry over. I poked my head in and said "hi" to your Mom just before we left Langdon on Easter . . . she was all smiles and of course reading. Our prayers and hugs are going your way. God Bless Dorothy and God Bless her awesome family!

Bill & Darlene May 7 2019 12:00 AM

We are saddened to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was such a wonderful woman. So full of wisdom and style. She certainly earned the title "The Great One"! We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time!

Patty and Tom Urquhart May 7 2019 12:00 AM

My memories of Dorothy goes back quite a few years. I sang in her choir at St Alphonsus for many years. She took me in when I was very young. She directed the Frontier Follies that was a high success back then. We had so many good times together and shared our talents of music together. She was my model musician , and gave me such encouragement. I have had her in thoughts for all these years. My love and blessings to all the family, and "May the Angels Welcome Her to Paradise" Inez Hamann-Rath.

Inez Hamann-Rath May 7 2019 12:00 AM

God bless you peggy and all your family at this sad time.

Edi Ann Otto May 7 2019 12:00 AM

What great memories we have of Dorothy and Russ and the whole family. One could not have had better neighbors. We think of them often and fondly. Our children still talk about Christmas at Schroeders.She was a splendid and kind lady.

Eleanor and Bill Goodall May 7 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss, Dorthy was such a wonderful lady.

Mike and Jan Kleinschmidt May 6 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of your mother's pas

Glenn & Pat Metzger May 6 2019 12:00 AM