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.
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