Renelda M. Schrader, 82, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday evening, July 25, 2017, at the Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.
A public graveside service and burial celebrating Renelda's life will be held at 11 A.M., Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Delmar, Iowa. There is no public visitation. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Renelda May Schrader was born on May 16, 1935 in Clinton, Iowa, to Max A. and Ruby May (Christainsen) Schrader. She attended Fallesen Country school in Charlotte, Iowa and the Delmar Consolidated School, graduating in 1953. She attended Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and then Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, majoring in music education. She never married.
Renelda first worked as a payroll clerk at the Fishing Tackle Company of America in Maquoketa. She then worked as a secretary and teller at the Jackson State Savings Bank and DeWitt Bank and Trust. She was an assistant office manager at Eastern Iowa Production Credit Association in DeWitt, Iowa, and later worked as a secretary at Karwath Insurance, Davenport, Iowa and Prudential Insurance in Clinton, Iowa. She retired in 1983.
Renelda was a member of the Delmar United Methodist Church for over 60 years, where she served as the church treasurer for 15 years, organist for over 20 years, Sunday School and Bible School teacher, soloist and on the Administrative Board for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and baking.
Those left to honor Renelda's memory include her nephews, Aaron (Sherri) James of Maquoketa, IA, and Milan (Sherrie) James of Maquoketa, IA; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister Darlene C. James.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Renelda M. Schrader memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your Aunt. The God of all comfort understand your pain and is near those brokenhearted and crushed. He promises to be of comfort to you at this difficult time. Psalms 34:18 May your hearts find peace and comfort.
My deepest thoughts and prayers for the family of Renelda. We were neighbors for a long time. Some of us would get together for pizza and enjoy visiting for an evening. She was such a sweet lady . She would come and i would make copies for her when she sent things and had a copy to keep for herself. But she had to give me change for them which i didn't want she was a very proud lady. I seen her the other day and had been gros. shopping and wasn't feeling very good . Well my dear neighbor no more pains I will miss seeing you but you are at rest. I am so glad to have known her and will remember her with lots of wonderful thoughts.
Aaron and Milan and family - - I will never ever forget Renelda and her sweet parents. We lived above them for a while. They were so kind and thoughtful. I will miss, too, Reneldas letters to me. You all have my sympathy. Remember: Absent with the body - PRESENT WITH THE LORD!
I will remember Renalda for her crocheted slippers and her willingness toshare what she made.
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