Nina Jean Schroeder Mayer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:26 pm

Nina Jean Schroeder Mayer, 90, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. A visitation will commence at 1 p.m. Wednesday, preceding the service.

Nina Jean Martens was born Dec. 26, 1926, in a farmhouse near Postville. She played basketball and graduated from Ossian High School. Palmer Schroeder and Nina Martens were united in marriage Oct. 10, 1946, in Postville. They made their home in Cedar Rapids with their four children. After Palmer’s passing, Nina Schroeder and Robert Mayer found each other. They were married May 26, 1973, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Survivors include son, Gary (Monica) Schroeder of Cedar Rapids; son, Terry (Deena) Schroeder of Yorkville, Ill.; daughter, Vickie (Steve) Kriz of Mount Vernon; stepson, Robert (Cindy) Mayer Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ileta Faldet, of Decorah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Lillie Martens; spouse, Palmer Schroeder; spouse, Robert Mayer; spouse, Loren McAllister; daughter, Kristy Kroyman; great-grandson, Scottie Reif; brother, Palmer Martens; and sister, Eulalia Johnson.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Hospice House of Mercy and Meadowview for their loving care.

Memorial donations may be directed to Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House or Meadowview Memory Care.

Online condolences can be left at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home’s Website under obituaries.

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