May 4, 1926 - July 27, 2016


Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Good Shepherd Community Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Ann Jane Schroeder, age 90, of Sauk Rapids and formerly of Franklin. Ann Jane passed away July 27, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Burial will take place in the Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the Good Shepherd Community Chapel on Wednesday. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Ann Jane was born May 4, 1926 on the family farm near rural Springfield, MN to Albert and Laura (Tietz) Schultz. Albert died when she was young and her mother married Ernest Ziegenhagen. They raised their combined family on the farm near Morgan. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Morgan High School in 1944. She married Leonard “Dutch” Schroeder on November 16, 1948 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin. She was a long time and active member of her church and the Franklin community until 2007, when due to health reasons, she entered into long-term care. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Ann Jane is survived by her daughter Arlene (Charles) Nordby of Avon, grandsons Sam (Laura) of Sartell and Andy (Brooke) of St. Paul, granddaughter Laura (Randy) Omann of Rice, great grandchildren Dutch, Anna, and Lincoln Nordby and Oliver Omann as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, stepfather Ernest, husband Dutch, half siblings Laurie McKinney, Ed Schultz, and Rudy Schultz, step-brother Allwin Ziegenhagen, step-sister Laverne Meyer, brother Sylvester Schultz and sister Florence Schliemann.