Carol L. Schroeder

NEW ULM — Carol L. Schroeder, age 78 of New Ulm died peacefully on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Friday, August 31, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Monsignor Douglas Grams will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.

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Carol is survived by her daughters, Gail Schroeder of New Ulm, Julie Schroeder Elk River; her sons, Keith (Linda) Schroeder of Backus, Scott Schroeder of New Ulm; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois Wesselman of New Ulm, and Shirley Hawkinson of Centerville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard in 2014; her sister, Muriel; and her brothers, Tom and Ken Reinarts.

Carol Lucille Reinarts was born January 31, 1940 in New Ulm to Harry and Lillian (Mueller) Reinarts. She was a 1958 graduate from Cathedral High School in New Ulm and later attended schooling in the nursing field as well as EMT. On August 29, 1959, Carol was united in marriage to Howard Schroeder at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. This union blessed the couple with four children whom together they raised in New Ulm. While raising her family, Carol worked in a variety of fields in the medical profession at the New Ulm Medical Center before eventually retiring from the Clinic in 2007. Besides her work there were a variety of hobbies in life that brought her great joy. Carol was a gifted crafter. She enjoyed working with ceramics, knitting, sewing, and crocheting. She was able to share these talents teaching instructional classes as well as donating many of her gifts to those in need. As a wonderful provider to her family as well, Carol enjoyed the time she got to spend working in her kitchen cooking and baking; her German potato salad being a crowd favorite. Carol was individual who was always on the go. Many hours were spent volunteering at a variety of local organizations around town including working with the Turner Ladies as well as serving as a board member with the Real Life Apartments. Carol was also an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was able to share her musical talents with the church choir. Besides all of her work, and all of her hobbies, what brought Carol the greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. Her pleasant demeanor, beautiful smile, and wonderful sense of humor will never be forgotten by those who knew her best. Blessed be her memory.