Brooke Schroeder

April 3, 1998-Jan. 8, 2017

Brooke Nicole

Schroeder, age 18, died on

Sunday, January 8, 2017,

from injuries sustained in

a motor vehicle accident

near Valley City, ND. Fun-

eral services will be held

on Saturday, January 14,

2017 at the Max High

School Gymnasium at

2:00 p.m. Burial will be

held at a later date.

Visitation will be held

on Friday, January 13

from 4:00 to 7:00 with a

prayer service at 7:00 at

Our Savior Lutheran

Church in Max.

Brooke was born April

3, 1998 in Minot, ND to

Duane and Lynae (Zenz)

Schroeder. She was raised

in Max and graduated

from Max High School in

2016. She was currently

attending NDSU in Fargo

enrolled in Agriculture

Education. She was bap-

tized and confirmed at

Our Savior Lutheran

Church in Max.

Brooke was a very gift-

ed young lady, having

many interests and

talents. In high school she

was involved in FFA,

band, student council,

basketball, M-club, honor

society, yearbook commit-tee, and drama.  She was

a natural born leader.  She

lobbied to have school

dances during her fifth

and sixth grade year

which were well attended.

She was an officer for

many of the groups she

was engaged in and was

her class Valedictorian.

She volunteered during

the summer for the Camp

of The Cross Bible school

held in Max each year.

This past summer she

headed to Camp Meti-

goshe to be a camp coun-

selor where she enjoyed

working with all the

campers. She embraced

the simple life wearing no

makeup and roughing it

in a cabin with no ameni-

ties. She solidified her

faith in God and met

many new friends in her

fellow counselors. Duane

and I got to spend family

weekend with her in a ca-

bin to see what her job en-

tailed and to realize what

a truly special and amaz-

ing young woman she


Brooke truly loved

spending time with her

friends and family. We

enjoyed many family va-

cations. Summertime

brought car shows which

she enjoyed, especially

the Devils Run show in

Devils Lake. She was so

excited in 2015 when her

dad let her drive one of

the classic cars home

from Devils Lake.

While in FFA she ex-

celled above and beyond.

She helped win several

chapter events and even

won in individual events.

She enjoyed meeting kids

from all over the state and

had so many friends that

were dear to her from her

FFA experience. In 2015

her parliamentary pro-

cedure team took first in

state and they won a trip

to Louisville, Kentucky in

October. Brooke “allowed”

her mom to go with her

and this turned out to be a

trip that was treasured by


Brooke’s first love was

dance with her sister

Alex. She started dancing

at the age of 4 and contin-ued all through high

school at Brick Studio in

Minot. They danced on

both the recreational and

competitive dance teams.

The last 2 years Brooke

performed a solo at the

competitions and was a

truly beautiful dancer.

She was a great role

model to her sister Alex

and many young dancers

who saw what hard work

and perseverance could


She also loved

animals-.all animals.

She spent many days on

her Grandma’s horses

when she was younger

and had dogs and cats

surrounding her at home.

A new found interest

for Brooke was fitness and

she walked many morn-

ings to the Wellness

Center on campus to at-

tend a class or just lift

weights. She also played

on an intramural basket-

ball team with her brother

at NDSU which she en-


Brooke will be missed

immensely by her dad,

mom, brother and sister.

She adored her younger

sister Alex and looked up

to big brother, Colton, al-

ways tagging along with

him when she was

younger. Brooke was the

kind of person who truly

lit up a room when she

entered. Her smile and

laugh were contagious.

She was a beautiful soul

inside and out. She was

our energizer bunny who

kept going and going and

going. If anyone was going

to strike a crazy pose in a

group photo it would be

Brooke! She was so loved

and admired by many,

and her heart, desire, and

memory will last forever.

We will never forget the

lessons she taught us and

all the joy she brought to

our family. Our hearts are

truly broken.

Family: Brooke is sur-

vived by her parents,

Duane and Lynae

Schroeder; brother, Col-

ton; sister, Alex, all of

Max; boyfriend Ben Hel-

land of Minot; grandmoth-er Edna Zenz of Minot;

grandparents Dennis and

Marlene Schroeder of

Max; aunts and uncles

Steven (Charmaine)

Schroeder of Tempe, AZ;

Michael Schroeder of

Bountiful, UT; Joni (Shel-

don) Haner, Max; John

(Lorri) Zenz, Watford

City; Peggy (Ron) Kosten-

ko, Minot; Greg (Kathy)

Zenz, Max; Michelle

(Rick) Demchuk, Minot

and cousins Jessica

Guthrie, Tyler Schroeder,

Lorissa Schroeder, Kaitlyn

Schroeder, Lindsey John-

son, Drew Haner, Megan

Enget, Jeanna Zenz, Carter

Zenz, Remington Kosten-

ko, Rebecca Kostenko,

Ryan Kostenko, Christo-

pher Zenz, Stephanie

Zenz, Michael Zenz, Eric

Demchuk, and Aimee

Demchuk, and many spe-

cial friends, family, teach-

ers, and especially the

North Dakota FFA


Welcoming her with

open arms in heaven is

her grandfather John


Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, please consider

making a donation to

Camp Metigoshe, 10605

Lake Loop Rd E., Bot-

tineau, ND  58318.

Memorials will be decid-

ed in the future and

placed in Brooke’s


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