Delores P. Olson Schroeder, 94, formerly of La Crosse, Wis., and La Crescent passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

She was born in rural Crawford County, Wis., on July 16, 1918, to Iver and Millie (Froiseth) Reed.

She married Berger Olson on Nov. 14, 1936, at the parsonage of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in La Crosse. She and Berger farmed in rural Crawford County for several years before moving to La Crosse.

She worked in the dry cleaning industry for many years before retiring. Berger preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1980.

Delores then married Rueben Schroeder at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in 1983, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1999.

Delores was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in La Crosse for nearly 60 years. She was a past member of the Women of the Moose and the Concordia Aid Society and loved dancing at the Concordia Hall.

After her marriage to Rueben, Delores moved to La Crescent where she lived until 2008. During that time she was a member of the American Legion Post 595 Auxiliary of La Crescent and also the Eagles Aerie 1254 Auxiliary of La Crosse.

Survivors include three sons, Rodger (Clarice) Olson of La Crescent, Rolland (Mary) Olson of Onalaska, Wis., and Donavon (Karen) Olson of Eitzen; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by three sisters, Inez Labus of West Salem, Wis., Alice Craig of Ettrick, Wis., and Lila (Karl) Oppriecht of New Lisbon, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Verna Reed of Viroqua, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husbands, Delores was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rosella and Lillian Reed; two brothers, Rayness and William Reed; and two brothers-in-law, Dean Labus and Winfred Craig.

Funeral services were Oct. 25 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in La Crosse. The Rev. Thomas Meyer officiated. Entombment was in Garden of Peace Mausoleum in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park.

The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at