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“To the Schroeder Family, I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. I have not seen your Mom in many years but remember growing up just a couple of houses...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Roxane Tolle - Farmington, MN

“Bruce,Denise,and boysI am sorry for your loss, it is never east losing your mother and grandmother.  You all have my deepest Sympathy.You are in...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jeanitta Shoraga - Cerro Gordo, IL

“My sincere sympathy to all of Arlene's family. Although I have not seen your mother for many years I remember well what a nice, nice lady she was....Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Colleen Miller Galbreth - ND

“Bruce, Denise, Braden, Quinn & all the Schroeder family,Our deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother.  Sudden...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Sheryl Murray - Macon, IL

“TO: Bruce, Denise, Braden & Quinn      And The Schroeder Family We're so sorry to hear about Arlene.  We are all...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Tammy Bumgardner - Ramsey, IL

“Neil, Bonnie, Boys and Family:Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Your mom looked like a beautiful women and I am sure she will be...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Kim & Noel - Moorhead, MN

“My Sincere Sympathy to the Schroeder Family. Your Mom was such a Joy to know, when she came to the shop, we always had a Great Visit, she will be...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Underberg - Breckenridge, MN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I extend heartfelt sympathy and the precious memories are forever. God Bless. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Monica Mohs - Fargo, ND

     Arlene Schroeder, 76, of Breckenridge, MN, died January 11, 2009 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge.

     Her funeral service will be held on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, Breckenridge, with Father Arlie Sowada officiating.

     Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

     Arlene Margaret Sikorski was born January 21, 1932, in Breckenridge, MN, the daughter of Lloyd and Tillie (Beeler) Sikorski. She grew up and attended school in Fairmount, ND, graduating from Fairmount High School.

     Arlene was united in marriage to Cyril L. Schroeder in Fairmount, ND, on October 3, 1950. They lived in Hankinson, ND after Cy was discharged from the service. In 1954, they moved to Breckenridge, where Arlene resided until her death. Arlene worked at various jobs, including bookkeeper for Spies Super Value Store. Arlene retired after working for many years as bookkeeper for Sears.

     Arlene was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Breckenridge. She also belonged to the Eagle’s Club in Wahpeton. She loved visiting with her family and the precious time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading many books, doing challenging crossword and jigsaw puzzles, playing bingo and cards.

     Arlene will be greatly missed by her four children, Bruce (Denise) Schroeder, Gretna, NE; Cindy (Joseph) Vyborny, Lesterville, SD; Nancy (Kelan) Boughton, Sabin, MN and Neil (Bonnie) Schroeder, Fargo, ND; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; her sister, Vonnie (Sikorski) Wawers and brother Danny Sikorski.

     Arlene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cy Schroeder, in 2002, granddaughter Marissa Vyborny, parents, grandparents and brothers Dick, Chet, Orrin and Larry Joe Sikorski.


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Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home
303 North Fifth Street Breckenridge, MN 56520
Tel. (218) 643-5593