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Gala Schroeder

Monday, February 7, 2011

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Gala (Padgett) Schroeder, age 33, of Early, died at her home on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Early, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend DeeAnn Klapp will officiate, with burial to follow in the Early Union Cemetery, Early. Visitation with the family present will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Christensen-Huffman Funeral Home in Sac City. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenhuffman.com.

Born Dec. 8, 1977, in Mexico, Mo., Gala Monique (Padgett) Schroeder was the daughter of Herbert and Robyn (Sprock) Padgett. She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1996, furthering her education at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, where she earned her business degree in 2005. Gala worked as line manager for Pella Corporation in Carroll, and most recently was employed as a color department manager for VT Industries of Holstein.

On Sept. 19, 2009, she was united in marriage to Tim Schroeder at Prairie Pedlar in Odebolt. The couple made their home in Early. On Oct. 1, 2009, Gala was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer. Her positive attitude sustained her throughout her treatments as well as her stem cell transplant. Gala will be remembered for the courageous fight she waged throughout her battle with cancer.

Gala was a member of the United Methodist Church in Early. She enjoyed hiking and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with her husband. Her artistic abilities were expressed through her love of painting, photography, flowers, and landscaping.

Survivors include her husband, Tim; a son, Carter Padgett, at home; her parents, Herbert and Robyn Padgett of Early; two sisters, Gina Padgett and special friend Jessie Saum of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Gennifer Hill of Early; two nieces, two nephews; maternal grandmother, Ann Sprock of Laddonia, Mo., and fraternal grandparents, Bill and Eleanor Padgett of Early. Also surviving are an uncle, Randy (Christy) Sprock of Mexico, Mo.; and an aunt, Kim (Michael) Barney of Perry, Mo.; her parents-in-law, Rollyn and Deb Schroeder of Oelwein; and a sister-in-law, Gena Schroeder and special friend Jesse Miller of Cedar Falls.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Eugene Sprock in June 2010.