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|Schroeder, Doris Roaslie
|Doris Rosalie (Lusk) Kniss Schroeder, 89, of Galesburg died November 14, 2010 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
She was born November 11, 1921 in Monmouth IL, the daughter of Charles W. and Jennie Jebb Lusk. She married Dale Kniss on July 4, 1941 and they were married for 27 years. She then married Elmer Sheets in 1977 in Galena, IL. He preceded her in death in 1978. She later married Fred Schroeder on November 12, 1981 in Danville, IL. He preceded her in death on August 29, 1985.
She is survived by three children Terry (Candy) of Westminster, CO, Sue (Tim) Mackey of Galesburg and Dianne (Larry) Lorenzen of Berwick Ill; four grandchildren, Josh and Jess Kniss of Westminster, CO, Jason Van Dusen of Dallas TX and Brandon Chapman of Palouse, WA and one beautiful great grandson Matthew Van Dusen of Dallas TX, that she got to see for the first and only time in June 2010. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two brothers John and Chad Lusk and two sisters Charlotte (DeWitt) Sloan and Jean (Virgil) Adams.
Doris graduated from Monmouth High School. She worked for Triple A while in school. After graduation and before her marriage to Dale, she worked at the office of General Telephone in Monmouth. She later worked for the catalog department of Sears when it was located on Main Street in Galesburg. She was an active member of the JR Women's Club, served on the PTA board of Silas Willard School, was a Cub Scout leader and belonged to several card clubs.
In her previous years, when her eyesight was better, she loved to embroider and make Christmas stockings and decorations for all her family. She was loved dearly by her children and her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
A Private Family graveside service will be held at a later date in the Monmouth Cemetery. Cremation is to be accorded. No Visitation is planned. Memorials may be made to the Prairieland Animal Welfare Society. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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