Evelyn M. Schroeder
passed away July 18, 2013, from natural causes, surrounded by her children.
She was born April 11, 1921, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, to Moody and Mary Anderson.
She attended nursing school in Omaha, Neb. After graduating, she enlisted in the Army as a nurse. Her first assignment was to be sent to the Hawaiian Islands. The nurses on the boat were not told where they were going, but on the other end, all of the military men knew there was a boat load of females coming. This is where she met her husband, Richard Schroeder. They fell in love and were married in Honolulu on June 19, 1946.
After the war, they moved back to the mainland. In Bakersfield, Calif., they settled and started a family. In 1966 they decided to relocate and moved to Trego, where Evelyn settled into domestic life in the country.
Evelyn was a voracious reader, always in search of the truth. You would always find her with a book in her hand, and, if not reading, then listening to educational audio tapes, leading her to find the true love and passion of her life, her beloved Catholic faith.
Her love of god, and, by his grace, inspired her to reach out, inspire and teach the truth to others who were in search of learning the truth as well.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Lucille Jones, her brother, William Anderson, and her late husband, Richard Schroeder.
She is survived by her three children: Stephanie Schroeder, Whitefish; Curtis Schroeder and Deanna, Kalispell; and Beth and Gary Mocko; grandchildren Dominic and Carrie Mocko of Seeley Lake; Stephen Mocko, Eureka; Eric and Erin Mocko, Kalispell; Joseph Mocko, Havre; Kolbe Mocko and Alex Mocko, both in Minot, N.D.
July 25th a rosary will be held at 11 a.m., followed by a requiem Latin mass officiated by Fr. Bernard at the Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Eureka.
The family would like to thank the Good Samaritan nursing home for all of the love and dedication they gave to mom. Our mom, Evelyn, will be deeply missed.