Verle Margrete Schroder, 85 of Palmyra, passed away on Nov. 4, 2017, in Lincoln. She was born on March 14, 1932, to Hillverd and Minnie (Leefers) Nutzman in Avoca.
Verle married Joy Schroder on Oct. 25, 1954, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and worked on the farm with Joy.
Verle was a charter member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, and a 50-plus year member of the Palmyra Legion Aux. She also belonged to WELCA, Better Halves Extension Club, Dorcas Society, Palmyra Action League and Palmyra Rough Riders.
She is survived by her husband: Joy Schroder; daughters: Ruth (Jim) Kahler, Donna (Bruce) Ekstrum, Lana Jean (Dan) Lionberger; grandchildren: Carissa Lindsey, Dana (Brandon) Massin, Joshua Ekstrum, Carlie Jo and Tim Antes, Connor Marcoe, Lauren Lionberger, Hannah Lionberger; great grandchildren: Reily Ekstrum, Archie D. Antes; sister: Margem (Sam) Naffziger; sisters-in-law: Gaylene Nutzman, Alma Schroder, Verda (Bill) Umland; sister: Karen Price; also many nieces and nephews.
Verle was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother: Susan Nutzman, brother: John Nutzman and an infant sister.
A celebration of life service was to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Palmyra.
Burial was to be at Rosewood Cemetery.
Visitation was to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home in Syracuse.  Memorials are suggested to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church or Palmyra Legion Aux. 195.
Arrangements are by  Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE.
Condolences to www. fusselmanallenharvey.com