Alice Schroeder

Alice Schroeder



Alice M. (Becker) Schroeder, 91, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of La Porte City and Elgin, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Evansdale.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, June 6) at the La Porte City Funeral Home.

Alice was born on June 13, 1926 in Pleasant Valley Township Iowa, the daughter of Louis Frederick and Estella Irene (Peters) Becker.

She graduated from Elgin High School and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

She married Joseph Kjosa, and they were later divorced.

She married Cecil L. Schroeder on Aug. 22, 1966 in Elgin, and he preceded her in death on March 18, 1990.

Alice worked as a bookkeeper at Falb Chevrolet in West Union and Elgin and later at Clark Chevrolet in La Porte City for 16 years.

She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Evansdale and also attended the Methodist Church in La Porte City.

Alice enjoyed dancing, painting, playing cards and bingo as well as going to the casino.

Survivors include a son, Keith (Bonnie) Kjosa of Fairfax; two daughters, Kathryn Hansen of Haines City, Fla., and Susan (Dennis) Wierck of Redington Beach, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Diana Westendorf of Sumner and Rebecca Skalsky of Des Moines;  two stepsons, Lonnie and Gary Schroeder, both of Des Moines; two sisters, Mary Lou Downey of Reinbeck and Judy (David) Larson of Ossian; two sisters-in-law, Ila Mae Becker of Clermont and Sharon Becker of Elgin; and she is survived by many grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil; two sons-in-law, Paul Hansen and Arnold Westendorf; two brothers, Charles Becker and Louis Becker Jr.; and a brother-in-law Sheridan Downey.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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