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Doris Schroeder

June 10, 1937 - November 10, 2015

On November, 10, 2015 the world lost a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and best friend.  Doris passed away at Chancellor Gardens of Clearfield, Utah after a long and courageous battle against an unbelievably cruel Alzheimer’s Disease.


She was born to parents Anton and Mary Weber in Dickinson, North Dakota on June 10, 1937.


She completed her education at St. Joseph grade school and Dickinson High School, graduating in 1955.  Upon high school completion, she was employed as a Dental Assistant, which included managing finances and business affairs.


On June 6, 1959, Doris married Frank Schroeder at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dickinson, North Dakota and immediately moved to Seattle, Washington where Frank was employed.


Before beginning a family, she served as Office Manager for a Grocery Wholesale Company on the Seattle Waterfront.  She relayed numerous stories of the dangers of wharf rats and gained a healthy respect for the beasts.


As an Engineer, Frank was transferred to over a dozen states during his career.  Doris eagerly supported each move, set up and managed a home, guided the kid’s education and made countless friends.  She possessed an infectious personality and everyone that met her liked her.


Doris was very athletic her entire life.  She played softball into her 40’s, golfed and was a champion bowler.  Indeed, we were forced to dispose of many trophies to lighten the moving load.


Following retirement, Frank and Doris traveled several years by motor home before moving to West Haven, Utah to be near children and grandchildren.


Doris is survived by her loving husband, Frank of 56 years; sons, Brian (Maria) Schroeder of West Haven, Brad (Tracy) Schroeder of South Ogden; granddaughters, Malyssa of Portland, Oregon, Allie of Salt Lake City, Janell and Lauren still at home; grandson, Keven; brothers, Elmer (Jean) Weber of Vancouver, Washington, Doug (Mary) Weber of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother-in-law, Marvin Hearnesberger of Fruita, Colorado; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Bob) Harms of St. Paul, Minnesota and Rosella Duskin of Coos Bay, Oregon.


She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lorraine Hearnesberger; brother, Dennis Weber and nephew, Scotty Hearnesberger.


Doris was a devoted and practicing member of the Catholic faith her entire life.


The family would like to thank the Chancellor Gardens staff, Doctor Holland, Essential Care and Health Watch Homecare and Hospice for the expert and special care they provided Doris.


A Viewing will be held on December 1, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


A Funeral Mass will be on December 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven, Utah.



Interment will be in the West Haven Cemetery, 1500 – 2350 West Street, West Haven, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

West Haven Cemetery, 1500 – 2350 West Street, West Haven, Utah.

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

St. Mary's Catholic Church


4050 South 3900 West , , West Haven, UT,

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Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm





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Born: June 10, 1937
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Sharon & Waynes Leslie posted on 12/4/15

Frank, Wayne and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Doris. She was such a sweet neighbor and it was a pleasure to have known her. Our deepest sympathies are with you. Sharon and Wayne


Douglas Schroeder posted on 12/3/15

Just saw in the Dickinson Press that Doris passed a few days sorry to hear of your loss. Loretta and I have fond memories of your visit to our home in Bismarck and of the time that we stayed with you in were such gracious hosts and we had such a great visit. You two had so much love to share with each other and with others; it does not surprise me that you had so many wonderful friends. Recently I was reviewing your book on your childhood memories as I, too, am currently submitting for publication my memories of growing up in Lefor and the years beyond: The Depression Kid Grows Up. I especially remember times spent together celebrating holidays with Grandma and Grandpa Schroeder...we were quite a group when we all got together! If you still do a lot of traveling, we are now living in Rochester, MN, just a hop, skip, and a jump down the road from Marlene. In fact, if you are ever in the Cities, we would love to get together for a too-long-delayed visit...we would be most willing to drive to the Cities to make that happen. Again, we are most sorry for your loss and would love to visit sometime: 507-250-3180 Doug and Loretta Schroeder


Henry N Schroeder posted on 12/2/15

Cousin Frank Want to convey condolences from the Henry C Schroeder family back in ND. Sorry to see of your loss as well as the rest of your family's loss. I have never met you as I was born in 1950, but have heard of you and your siblings from older brothers Mel, Curt and Jim. I have read your book from a few yrs ago that Mel brought to me, so I feel I know you and your family. There are not many cousins from the Schroeder side in ND anymore, and it seems the older I get the more I want to know about our heritage/history. So... if you have written another book of the Schroeders, or if you are ever in this neck of the woods in ND, it would really be nice to visit. Again, sorry to hear of your loss and wish the best for you and yours during this holiday season.


Dorothy Wilson posted on 12/2/15

I was very touched by the memorial video. It brought back many memories to me about our years growing up together and going to school together. Doris was such a great lady and I am honored to be able to call her my friend. Very sorry for your loss.


Sallie Huntington posted on 12/1/15

Such a beautiful tribute to Doris. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend her services. I want you all to know I feel it a great blessing to have been able to care for her even though her time with us was brief. I felt an instant bond to her and I could tell by the tremendous amount of care you each gave to her that she must have been AMAZING to have been married to you Frank and have raised such caring boys as Brian & Brad! You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you honor her through your actions in your daily life. Deepest Sympathies; Sallie Huntington


Harold Schnell posted on 12/1/15

Frank - I am very sorry to hear that Doris has passed away. You have my sincere condolences and prayers.


Sandra & Donald Peterson posted on 12/1/15

Frank & family----We were so saddened to read of Doris' passing. I think of her when I pass a golf course--We send you our thoughts & prayers. Sandy & Don Peterson


Erv and Marilyn Kessel posted on 11/30/15

Doris was a classmate of ours, with Erv, 8 years at St. Joseph's Grade School, Dickinson, ND, and with Marilyn and Erv, at Dickinson High School, Class of 1955 for 4 years. Her husband, Frank , also, a classmate at DHS. Over the years, when they returned to Dickinson, we were able to spend time with them once in awhile. Erv's neighbor, Doris was a smiling, always congenial wonderful lady. She was a pure delight. Our sympathy and prayers go out to Frank, and the family. I know that she is in Heaven. Erv and Marilyn Kessel


Megan posted on 11/29/15

My condolences to the family, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Doris was a neat lady, really enjoyed getting to know her over these past years. She will be greatly missed.


Tony and Roni Weber posted on 11/29/15

Our sincere condolences and prayers to each of you. She will be greatly missed.