Kay Frances Raymond was born April 13, 1946, in Savanna, Illinois, to Charles and Helen Dennison Raymond. Her father died before she was born, and Kay was raised by her mother and stepfather, Joseph D. Smith. Kay graduated from Sabula High School in 1965. On March 14, 1965, Kay married Ronnie Schroeder at St. John Lutheran Church, Bliedorn. The couple resided in DeWitt and later Grand Mound where they raised their family.
Kay was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church, Bliedorn. She loved camping with Ron and traveling to Texas in the winter months. Her greatest joy was her family and cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her loving husband of 53 years, Ron; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and JoJo Schroeder of Grand Mound; granddaughters, Samantha (Ande) Miller and their children, Austin, Emma and Jaxon, and Jordan (Kyle) Hovey and their children, Sophia, Jayden and Aubree; a grandson, Drew Schroeder; two siblings, Larry (Rosann) Raymond of Camanche and Diana (Dennis) Stuhldryer of Perry; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Katherine Robinson and Darlene Hartman.
The family received relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home in Grand Mound from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the funeral home with Vicar Kirsten Lee officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed, and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com.
The family offers their sincere appreciation to Dr. Eric Petersen, DO, for his care and concern over the years.