In Memory of Geraldine "Jeri" Schrader

Geraldine "Jeri" Schrader
Geraldine "Jeri" Schrader
Born: May 1, 1934
Died: November 21, 2015
Age: 81
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Geraldine "Jeri" Schrader
May 1, 1934 - November 21, 2015
From: Ankeny, IA
Geraldine “Jeri” A. (King) Schrader, age 81, of Ankeny, formerly of Battle Creek and Sioux City, Iowa, passed away on November 21, 2015 at the Altoona Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Altoona, Iowa. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Reverend Kevin J. Freese will officiate. Committal Services will follow at the Mount Hope Cemetery, of Battle Creek, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa.  The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to 


Geraldine “Jeri” Ann Schrader was born on May 1, 1934, at her home in Sioux City, Iowa, to William and Martha (Gorseth) King.

Jeri attended Sioux City public schools prior to entering nursing school. She was employed at Sioux City Battery as a welder.

Jeri attended Mercendian School of Practical Nursing in Marshalltown, Iowa, from 1956-1957. Jeri took an additional 6 month course in OB & surgery. Jeri worked as a nurse at Lutheran Hospital of Sioux City, Iowa for 13 years.

Jeri met her husband John “Jack” Schrader while he was a patient and later when Jack’s parents were patients at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Jeri and Jack were united into marriage on April 12, 1971 and they made their home in Battle Creek, Iowa, where Jack was engaged in farming. Jeri and Jack were blessed with a daughter, Lori Martha.

Jeri became a stay at home mother to Lori and a farm wife to Jack.  In 2001 Jeri relocated to Ankeny, Iowa to live with her daughter Lori and family.

Jeri enjoyed ceramics, counted cross stitch, cookbooks, reading and her precious grandchildren JJ and Naomi.

Jeri was a 40 year member of First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa.

Jeri was preceded in death by her husband, Jack (2001); her parents; sisters, Naoma and twins Josephine and Patricia; brothers and their spouses: William (Edna), Richard (Barbara), Ernest, Donald, and Charles (Tena).

Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughter, Lori (Steve) SchraderBachar of Ankeny, Iowa; grandchildren, JJ and Naomi SchraderBachar of Ankeny, Iowa; sister, Darlene (Harlan) Dirks of Toledo, Iowa; sister-in-law, Phyllis Schrader of Ida Grove, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins; extended family members John Grant, April Grant and their families.

Memorials can be directed to the Battle Creek Library of Battle Creek, Iowa, in Jeri’s memory.


10:30 a.m., Thursday 
December 3, 2015
First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Kevin J. Freese


Steve SchraderBachar
John Grant
David Dirks
Brent King
Kirk Daws
Jim Hummelgard

Honorary Pallbearers
Harlan Dirks
JJ SchraderBachar
Naomi SchraderBachar


4:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m., Wednesday
December 2, 2015
Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Battle Creek, Iowa


Organist, Dixie Brueck

"Borning Cry"
"Great Is They Faithfulness"


Mt. Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 9:21 PM
“Lori and Family,
So sorry to hear about Aunt Jeri. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love, Shawn”
- Shawn King
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:30 AM
“Lori and Family:
We were so sorry to hear of your mom's death. She was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed visiting with her on Facebook. She will be missed so much but you have all your comforting memories of her to think about. She won't seem so far away then. Please accept our sincere sympathy.
The Krueger Family”
- Darla Krueger
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 8:30 AM
“Our deepest sympathy for the loss of our beloved and cherished cousin Jeri.
Joel Schrader-Leenaars and Gail Edward Friend.”
- Joel Leenaars and Gail Friend
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