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Velda K. Schott

September 2, 1929 — May 19, 2022

Services for Velda K. Schott, age 92, of Granville, formerly of Orange City who passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. Her services will be 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 10, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown with Rev. Keith Christensen ~ officiating.

Visitation with family present will follow the service at the church on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.


September 2, 1920
Pocahontas, Iowa

May 19, 2022
Sheldon, Iowa

2:00 P.M. Friday, June 10, 2022
St. John Lutheran Church; Germantown, Iowa
Rev. Keith Christensen ~ Officiating

“Rock Of Ages”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“Amazing Grace”
“Lift High the Cross”
Organist: Joyce Hibbing

Luke Prochaska Ron Miller
Joshua Schott Darin Korthals
Michael Schott Mike Van Roekel

After today’s service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa

Velda Kathleen Schott was born September 2, 1929 to Arthur and Lovisa (Van Sickle) Jones at Cherokee, Iowa. She passed away May 19, 2022 at Sheldon Hospital. Velda grew up on a farm near Quimby where she attended Quimby Consolidated School for 12 years graduating in 1947. She attended Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Velda then taught at schools in Rolfe, Gilmore City, Boyden-Hull, St. Catherine’s in Oyens and Remsen-Union, also substituting in a number of other schools.
At Rolfe, she met and married Robert Schott, the love of her life, at the Little Brown Church of the Vale at Nashua, Iowa on June 6, 1953. To this union were born 4 children: Kirk, Karen, Kevin, & Kandy.
The family lived in Rolfe, Lohrville, Orange City, and Granville. Velda and husband Bob were charter members of Faith Lutheran Church in Orange City. Children were a special part of Velda’s life. She was a Sunday School teacher, LYC leader, and a cub scout den mother. She was also involved in community activities in the various towns she lived in and a member of the VFW Auxiliary lifetime member. Family activities were a priority of Bob and Velda. They were active participants in their children’s activities through their school years from grade school to college.
Hobbies included sewing, quilting, camping with family and friends, gardening, and flower arranging.
She is survived by her children, Kirk (Melissa) Schott, Karen (Steve) Vermeer, Kandy Schott, and daughter-in-law Teresa (Kevin) Schott, 7 grandchildren, Joshua and Michael Schott, Michelle (Darrin) Korthals, Tiffany (Mike) Van Roekel, Neelly and Hilliary Schott, and Luke Prochaska. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Kyli Vermeer, Dalton and Dayna Korthals, and Allison and Robert Van Roekel.
Preceding her in death are her parents, older sister, Agnes, her husband, Bob Schott, a son, Kevin Schott, and grandson, Matthew Schott.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

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