Schrodt, Shirley Ellen Irene

Mrs. Shirley Ellen Irene Schrodt, 83, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 9:45 pm Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Rosewood Care Center.

She was born February 9, 1931 in Oneida, Ill. the daughter of Albert and Anna Alida (Carlson) Carlson. She married Glenn Ivan Schrodt on September 4, 1954 in Henderon Grove, Ill. at the Messiah Lutheran Church. He survives.

Also surviving is her son, Roger (and Nancy) Schrodt of Galesburg; their daughter and Shirleys granddaughter, Kimbra Ellyn (and Bradley) Powell of Olathe, Kansas and her brother, Roy Carlson of Altona, Ill. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Raymond, two sisters Alice and Edith and her granddaughter Alissa Jane Schrodt.

Shirley worked as a farmer with her husband and was a farm wife. She was very “hands-on” on the farm. She loved helping on the farm and working in the fields. She graduated from Oneida High School in 1948 and Browns Business College. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church since her early childhood. She enjoyed working with horses. She loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 am Monday, July 28, 2014 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Kurt Carlsen will officiate. Visitation will be 3:00-5:00 pm Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the chapel. Burial will be in Avon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church in Henderson Grove. Online condolences may be made at