|Katherine I. "Katie" Schroder|
|September 05, 1932 - July 21, 2010|
|Illinois City, Illinois|
|Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday July 26, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday July 27, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Tuesday July 27, 2010 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Katherine I. “Katie” Schroder, 77, of Illinois City, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.|
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Illinois City United Methodist Church, Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church in Rock Island, or to the Illinois City Volunteer Fire Department.
Katherine Irene Moody was born on September 5, 1932 in Rock Island, the daughter of Charles Glen and Helen I. McLain Moody. She married Richard Miers and had seven children. She later married Marvin Wise and helped raise four more children. He preceded her in death. She married Harold Schroder on January 9, 1993 and became stepmother to three additional children.
Katie graduated from Rock Island High School in 1950. She retired from the Rock Island Police Department, where she worked for many years as a clerk.
She held dual membership at Illinois City United Methodist Church and Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church, Rock Island. Katie was a member of the Women’s Guild of the Illinois City United Methodist Church, the Rock Island High School Class of ’50 Club, the City of Rock Island Retirees group and was an active supporter of the Illinois City Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include her husband, Harold; children (and spouses), Sharon Pettit, Rock Island; Charlie (Stephanie) Wise, Rock Island; Rick (Kim) Miers, Rock Island; Rene' (Denis) Snow, Auckland New Zealand; Mike (deceased) and Gloria Schroder, daughter-in-law, East Moline; Lisa (Jack) Lange, Milan; Sam (Greg) Meiresonne, Muscatine, Iowa; Pam (Scott) Bowser, Rock Island; Mark (Denise) Wise, Bettendorf; Cheryl (Jerry) Lowe, Taylor Ridge; Marv (Gabby) Wise, Bettendorf; Mike (Loretta) Miers, Davenport; Doug (Michelle) Miers, Rock Island; and Tim Miers, Rock Island; 28 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Tommy Garrettson.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Katie was a great lady! We were neighbors, co-workers and friends. She always had a story to tell and was alot of fun. My sympathy to her family. I`will surely miss her.
-- Linda Noppe Anderson
Family of Katie... I'm so sorry for your loss. Katie was a close friend who I dearly loved. We spent time together with coffee visits, church, hugs and recipe sharing. She will be so sadly missed. She was a bright spot in my life and I will never forget her comforting hugs when my mom passed away. I truly believe that she is in heaven looking down saying what is all this fuss about.... Grace and Peace, Lori
-- Lori Ricketts
All~ Please know that your mother and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept my famliy's deepest sympathies and condolences.
The Moyes Family
-- John Moyes and Family
We used to have sleep overs at Katie's house in Rock Island-she was the best cook! She and Mom were the best of friends and now they are finally together again. Love to all the family, I wished I was there.
-- Julianne Jensen Gould
A wonderful lady has passed & will be sorely missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with her great family. We love you.
-- Susan Barnett & family
Dear Angie, Joe, Katie, Jackie, and family...thinking of you lots with sympathy. What a wonderful thing for your Katie to carry on great-grandma's name; she will always value that, especially since she knew great-grandma for almost six years. With love, Rachel, Steve, and Hank
-- Rachel, Steve, and Hank
Katie's family - I so enjoyed talking with and enjoying some good laughs with Katie. My mother thought highly of her too and enjoyed her company. My sympathies to all of you on the loss of a wonderful woman. Janet
-- Janet (Watson) Clark
Harold and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Katie was a wonderful and dear person. We loved and will greatly miss hearing her amazing and hilarious stories which always carried gems of wisdom. One thing that always came through was her deep love of family and we are thankful for the time we spent with her and Harold as part of our extended family. Take care.
-- Mike and Kathi Guild
With deepest sympathy from your long time friends
-- Barb, Dan, Tim and Sean DeSchepper
My thoughts & prayers go out to you and your family at this time. Katie was a great lady! I remember meeting you both when I worked at Menards...then I moved over to your neck of the woods! She was a very giving person, always made me feel welcome! She will be greatly missed.
-- Robin White
So sorry to hear of Katie's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Jan, Jr, Jamie and Erin
-- Jan Green and family
Rick, Kim and everyone in Katie's famiy. Sorry that we can't be there to celebrate her life but I know there will be a lot of people there. She touched the lives of many people. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-- MARCIA SWANSON
Dear Harold and family;
We are saddened to read of Katie's passing. We know you will all miss her so very much! She must have been a very special mother to many! She was a delightful person and I am sure you will all miss her each and every day! Please take care of yourself during this sad time, you will meet her again in the Heavens! God bless you all and keep you safe and healthy.
Steve and Jan Dixon
-- Janice Dixon
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. May the void be filled with many fond memories. So sorry for your loss.
Darlene and Rick
-- Darlene Bartell and Rick Sodeman
Deepest Sympathy to all Katie's family.
So very very sorry for your loss of such
a fun loving lady.
I worked w/ Katie @ RIPD for several years. I enjoyed all her funny stories
and wittiness. She was just a joy to be around. Katie attended Rocky High and worked at RIPD w/ my husband, Lt. Richard (Dick) Smiley. The two of them having similar personalities would have a jolly time telling stories of their highschool days.
Sincere Sympathy, Linda Smiley
-- Linda Smiley
Katie was a precious and dear friend. Our conversations and shared hugs will remain in my heart for many years. I chereished her friendship and her sage wisdom shared during those many conversations. I will remember Kaite with love and my heart weeps with the loss of such a precious gift and blessing as Katie's friendship was to my life. I gather great comfort that she rests with our Father in Heaven and that we will see each other again. Katie will be a strong voice in Heaven singing praises to God for eternity! I miss you my friend....
-- Debra Wagamon