Carol Jean (Belt) Schroeder

Carol Jean (Belt) Schroeder, 91, of Lincoln, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington Street in Lincoln.  Rev. Eric Lesher will officiate.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 4 -8 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6- 8 p.m. at Roper and Sons Funeral Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street in Lincoln.

Memorials may be given in Carol’s name to the American Heart Association, 1540 S. 70th Street, Suite 100, Lincoln, Neb. 68506.

Carol Jean (Belt) Schroeder was born on March 7, 1927, to Fred and Lydia (Hopp) Belt and raised on a farm Northwest of Emerson. Carol was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Emerson. She graduated from a rural grade school, Emerson Public High School, and earned a Teacher’s Certificate from Wayne State Teachers College. She taught at a rural grade school for three years. Carol and her sister, Vera, moved to Lincoln and worked at Gold’s Department store, and at Union National Life Insurance Company.  Carol went to Beauty School to become a cosmetologist.  She had a salon in their home and retired after 50 years.

Carol and her husband Norbert of 54 years, had three children, Pamela (Dan) Kunzman, Alan Schroeder, Amy (John) Filbert; three granddaughters, Katelyn and Hannah Kunzman and Abby Filbert, and one grandson, Luke Filbert. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Norbert; her parents and sister, Vera Connett.  

Other survivors inlcude one brother, Densil (Leora) Belt, and one brother-in-law, Dean Connett, 14 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and “four special cousins,” June (Mackling) Meech, Donald Mackling, Jack Fitzgerald and Donald Fitzgerald.

Condolences may be made online at

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