Sioux Falls, SD: Donald Lee Schroeder, 80, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Inwood, Iowa, died Friday, September 10, 2021, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be held Friday, September 17, at 2:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Inwood with Rev. Randall Gehring officiating. Inurnment will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service from 1:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home.
Donald Lee Schroeder, son of Adolph and Clara (Klutman) Schroeder, was born June 2, 1941, on a farm near Inwood, Iowa. He attended a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade, having the same teacher, Flo Jacobson, all the way. Don graduated from Inwood High School in 1959. After graduation, he enjoyed farming and using John Deere equipment to do so. Don enjoyed the good neighbors he had and working together with them while on the farm. In addition to farming, Don enrolled and served in the National Guard. Don married Alice McCaskey on January 7, 1983. In 2001, Don and Alice moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where Don drove for H&B Truck Line for 14 years. Together the couple were members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Alice died December 26, 2014. Don entered Dougherty House Hospice in Sioux Falls in July 2021 and passed away there on Friday, September 10.
Don is survived by his two sisters, LaVonne (Paul) Harker and Diane Naatjes; niece, Dawn Meyer; two nephews, Dan Naatjes and Darin Naatjes; three step-children, Harold Pastian, Janice Sikkink, and Jeanne Pastian (Luis Cortes); and eight step-grandchildren, Justin Anderson, Ariel O’Donnell, Kristina Kringen, Shawn Pastian, Patricia Pastian, Vanessa Cortes, Brianna Cortes, and Nathan Cortes.
Preceding Don in death were his parents, Adolph and Clara; step-children, Patricia A. Pastian, Mike Pastian, Doug Pastian, and Jim Pastian; and step-granddaughter, Nicole Sikkink.