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Makayla Ann Schroer

October 11, 1999 - May 22, 2021
From: Spirit Lake, IA
Makayla Ann Schroer

Makayla Ann Schroer

Born: October 11, 1999
Died: May 22, 2021
Age: 21

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MaKayla Ann Schroer, the daughter of Matt and Ann (Vroman) Schroer, was born on October 11, 1999 in Sioux City, Iowa. She was welcomed into her adoptive home with open arms on October 12 to join her sibling, Hannah. She was raised in Spencer where she attended school until the 11th grade and then finished and graduated from Spirit Lake High School.

       She started working at Little Hands Daycare for a short time and then went to work for Joyful Journey’s Preschool. She loved her jobs with the children. Makayla was a beautiful soul, kind-hearted, caring and had determination like no other. She had a passion for drawing and painting. We are very fortunate to have her paintings as memories to hold onto. She enjoyed spending time with her best friend Ben, family and loved to come back home to see our family dog , Maddie. MaKayla will be incredibly missed by everyone, especially her family.

     Makayla passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Spirit Lake. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents. Toby and  Sara Schrom and her biological brother, Sam Woolery.

     Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Matt and Ann Schroer; her siblings: Hannah, Jenna, Isaiah, Alexa, Ava Schroer all of Spencer; her grandparents, Judy and Myland Vroman of Owatonna, MN and Patti and Roger Schroer of Owatonna; her biological sister, Emma Nelson (Colby) and their daughter, Layla; her best friend, Ben Maurer; her 2 aunts: Noelle (Terry) Huether and their children: Corina Rivera (Ricarte) and Morgen Huether, Tammi Veach (Eric) and their children: William and Brody; her uncles: Bryan (Nancy) Vroman and their children: Vanessa Johnson (Justin) and their daughter, JayLynne and Tyler Vroman(Grayson) and their daughter, Wilder and Andy Schroer and his children: Grace, Kooper and Ella; the family dog, Maddie; other relatives and friends.

Not flesh of my flesh

nor bone of my bone

But still miraculously

my own.

Never forget,

for a single minute….

You grew not under

my heart……but in it.

SERVICES
Private Family Services will be held at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Noelle Huether
CASKET BEARERS
Bryan Vroman
Andy Schroer
Morgen Huether 
Ben Gastelum
Colby Nelson
Kade Muilenburg
MUSIC
Music Selections

"Dancing In The Sky"
"See You Again"
"Amazing Grace"
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss she she touched the hearts of many others she was an amazing person and great friend but her memory will forever live on in our hearts I'm so sorry for your guys loss but as we all miss her physically she'll be with us all spiritually”
- Jeremy VanRoekel
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“Ann, Matt and family, We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know we’ve been thinking of you! Sending you our love and prayers🙏🏻❤️”
- Jill and Jim Weerheim
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“Matt, Ann & family, we are so sorry for your loss. You raised a beautiful young lady that will be missed by many. Thinking of you all.”
- The Bauer family
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Makayla truly inspired me with her passion and talent for literature and art. She did more than inspire though, she truly listened. There wasn’t a time she ever allowed someone to feel invalidated or invisible. Her ability to make others feel present and their best was something so rare and impactful. She made me feel like people wanted to hear what I had to say and impacted so many others in the same way. I know so many of us in her class would’ve never had the courage to be who we are without the impact she had on us; she deserves more than any gratitude we could give.

So much love for you all during this time. ”
- Madison DeWitt
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“I met Makayla at Joyful Journeys, she regularly watched my children in the afternoon after preschool. We had a handful of good conversations where she had told me she came from a big family. She was incredibly genuine with how she cared for my kids. She is missed, and will be remembered. ”
- Lezlie Pohlman, Izze & Lette
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:19 AM
“Makayla was an amazing person and she had a beautiful soul”
- Jeremy VanRoekel
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:19 AM
“Dear Ann and Matt, Our thoughts and prayers are circling your whole family as we think of Makayla! There are no words that can bring comfort. Our hearts cannot even imagine how your hearts are being tugged! Our sincerest sympathies to you and all of Makayla’s treasured family!”
- Diana and Wayne Koppen
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 8:19 AM
“Matt, Ann & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you & keeping you in our thoughts & prayers in the coming days. ”
- Scott, Jodi & Cameron Ten Kley
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 1:46 PM
“Matt, Ann, and family we are so sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you.”
- Chuck and Amy Illg
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 12:01 PM
“I only met Makayla briefly but remember a kind and open person who really cared about others. I am so very sorry for your loss and will hold you all in my prayers.”
- Rachel Phipps
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 12:01 PM
“Matt, Ann and Family. Sending Love and Prayers for each of you during this time. May God give you his peace and comfort now and in the days to come. Makayla will always have a special place in your heart.”
- Patty Williams
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 12:01 PM
“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.”
- Erin O'Brien
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 12:01 PM
“Dear Ann, Matt and Family, Our sincere condolences go out to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. Whether adopted or bio, they live in our hearts forever. May God's loving arms surround you during this difficult time. ”
- Bonnie Kabrick and family
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 12:01 PM
““Matt, Ann and family
We are so very sorry to hear of Makayla’s passing. Sending our deepest sympathies to your family and sending prayers for the days ahead.”
- SHAWN & JOE CAVEN
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“Patti, Roger, Tammi and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts.”
- Steve and Julie Ackermann
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“Ann, Matt & Family, I am so sorry to hear of MaKayla’s passing. You are in my thoughts & prayers!”
- Jean Bredehoeft
Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“Matt and Ann I can remember when Makayla was a baby and she brought a special joy to your family. She was a beautiful baby, and Hannah loved her so very much. All the children in your care, including Daniel loved to baby her! May each memory bring you peace as you miss Makayla in your daily life and family. Our prayers are with each of you. ”
- Rick and Barb Wilkerson
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 3:21 PM
“Matt, Ann & Family, we are incredibly sorry and sad for the loss of your daughter MaKayla. We are thinking of you and praying for your peace and comfort. God bless!
Shane & Tarrel Habben & Family ”
- Tarrel Habben
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 3:21 PM
“Ann Matt and family
I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thought and prayers. ”
- Rhonda Essick
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2:21 PM
“Terribly sad and leads to introspection as to how we could all have done things differently. Sorrow for what could have been, sorrow for the devastating grief the family is no doubt experiencing. I have faith Makayla is at peace and hope for change in the future. Ann & Matt and family, I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss.”
- Linda Schofield
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12:30 PM
“My heart goes out to your family . I knew Makayla from lakes life skills. She had a heart Twice her size .
My thought and prayers go out to you family.”
- Macaiah Stoll
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12:29 PM
“I first met makayla when she first came to lakes Lifeskills and she was my roommate at the time she was a quiet kinda shy person at first but when she warmed up to you she was always talkative. She always cared about others as we cared for her too. She was a nice person and always had your back. Even when she was struggling she always kept a smile on her face and people were always there for her to listen. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. Prayers for the family we will always be thinking about you.”
- Amber Amdahl
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12:29 PM
“Matt, Ann and family, so very sorry to hear the sad news. Sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers.”
- Susan Wedel
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“Matt, Ann and family - my heart breaks for you all in losing your daughter and sister. She will be missed by so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jim & Barb Meyerdirk
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“I knew Makayla from Lakes Lifeskills. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know she loved her family very much. She was a very caring person with a big heart, with amazing talent. She will be greatly missed. I always told her she had the prettiest eyes and I will never forget her. ”
- Andrea Simington
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss I meet her when I was at lake life skills and she was a kind hearted girl and loving girl and she was always willing to help anyone in any way that she could and I loved her characteristics that she had because she was always a happy and chipper girl and once again I am so sorry for your loss she always will still be in everyone's heart and I will have you guys in my prayers”
- Karissa gross
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“My heart aches...she was so caring to my Son at Joyful Journeys and always complemented him on everything he did. You could tell how much she loved all the kids. On Friday Kruz gave her a little succulent plant and said thanks for being so great. My deepest condolences to all her family members. ”
- Kelly Stecker
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“Ann, Matt and family, my heart breaks for your loss. I have always admired all the love and understanding you have not only shown your family but all those you encounter. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Thinking of you all with love!”
- Sue Fliss
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“I’m so sorry to hear about Makayla. I worked with her at Lakes LifeSkills. She was such a special girl and she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
- Becky Glienke
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“Matt, Ann and kiddos~ I am so sorry to hear of Makayla’s passing. Praying that she is finally at peace. May God wrap his loving arms around you and hold you close in the days, weeks and months ahead. ”
- Catie Vos
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“MaKayla I remember when we first met in lakes life skills we were instantly BFFS you may be up in heaven but you will always be in our hearts and forever missed I send prayers love hugs and solice to her family and her many other loved ones and friends you were a light in my life and I will remain forever ♾ grateful that I met you and that our lives had crossed paths you are a beautiful soul laid to rest hopefully at peace I love you 💕 girl.”
- Britt Sells
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“Dear Schroer family-I enjoyed getting to know MaKayla during her sophomore year at Spencer High School. We talked about her art projects that she carried from class to class and about things that were close to her heart. You have my deepest sympathy.”
- Laura Hanna
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“Matt, Ann and family
We are so sorry to hear of Makayla’s passing. We send our deepest sympathies to your family and send prayers for the difficult days ahead.
Robin and Randy Albert”
- Robin Albert
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:51 AM
“Ann, Matt and family,
So very sorry to hear of your sudden loss of Makayla. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Sending prayers.”
- Angela & Larry Jensen & Hannah and Luke
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:51 AM
“Ann and Matt , Our heart felt sympathy go out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers ❤️”
- Luann & Gary Van Lengen
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:51 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. MaKayla was a beautifully talented woman. She lit the room with her smile. I will forever be touched to have been a part of her life while at Lakes Life skills. God be with you all as you heal. Know she is in a great place in heaven.”
- Peggy Manwarren
Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:51 AM
“Matt, Ann & family - You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers for your entire family.”
- Mike & Darlene Carlson
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2:49 PM
“Schroer family, we are sending our deepest sympathies. We hold you in our hearts and are sending prayers for comfort.

Our condolences friends,

Greg, Lisa & Cameron Pick
- Lisa Pick
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2:49 PM
“Ann, Matt and family, my prayers of comfort and peace to each of you as you go through the difficult days ahead.
Hold each other close and cherish your memories. My love and hugs to all of you. Rest in Peace Makayla.”
- Mari Lu Larson
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2:49 PM
“I met Makayla when I worked at Lakes Lifeskills. I always enjoyed my time with her. She was a very special young woman and will be missed! I hope her soul has found peace. ”
- Sarah Page
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2:49 PM
“Our deepest sympathies. Makayla cared for our son at Joyful Journeys and he loved her. I work at the hospital and was usually the last mom to pickup and she would be playing blocks with Scotty so nicely and he had so much fun he never wanted to come home. She was so patient and kept playing until he was ready, never in a hurry to make him leave. One of the most friendly girls and so eager to talk to us about Scotty and how smart he was and how he was doing. She will be greatly missed and has a beautiful heart and soul. She brought out the best in our son.”
- Nicole Ingvall
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