J. Schroeder

  Joan V. Schroeder, 93, Clarion, died Nov. 12, 2022 at Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home in Clarion.

  Joan Virginia, daughter of Edgar and Hazel (Whipple) Brooks, was born April 21, 1929 on the family farm near Lake Cornelia. Joan grew up on the farm and attended Plum Grove country achool. At age 17 she graduated as salutatorian from Clarion High School in 1946.

  Joan was united in marriage to Dean Schroeder on Aug. 10, 1946. They made their home in Des Moines for a short while before returning to Clarion where they raised their four children.

  Joan and Dean spent many winters in Texas and loved to golf, play cards and host friends. Dean planted a huge garden, and Joan got stuck taking care of it, but she enjoyed canning and making salsa. Joan was an excellent seamstress. She made clothes for her family when the kids were growing up along with a wedding dress for her daughter-in-law.

  She was preceded in death by her husband (2019); her parents; Dean’s parents Norman and Ruby Schroeder; siblings Maxine, Charlene, Betty, Robert, Jack, James, Pat and William; and son-in-law Daryl McGrath.

  Joan is survived by her children David (Terri) Schroeder of Ventura, Jami (Roger) Carr of Holland, Dann (Mary) Schroeder of Belmond, and Jona Mc-Grath of Clarion; grandchildren Mike Schroeder, Andi DeLozier, Courtney Weber, Caleb Carr, Curtis Carr, Jacob Schroeder, Emma Schroeder, Aubrey Davis, Zach Dahlgren, Cubby Dahlgren and Mikayla Walker; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers Roger (Sunny) Brooks and Alan Brooks; and brother-in-law Donald Schroeder.