Deanna Lucille (Downs) Schroeder, 73, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and formerly of Virginia Beach, Va. and Brownwood, passed away Aug. 27, 2016

She was preceded in death by devoted husband William George Schroeder III.

She is survived by loving children Jean Marie Houghton (Tom), Melissa Ann McKinley (Bill), and William George Schroeder IV (Margaret); and grandchildren, Colin, Cameron, Molly, Liam and Olivia.

Deanna thoroughly enjoyed cooking and entertaining, and was well known for fabulous parties and holidays in her beautiful home. She was an avid reader, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Deanna's loving and generous spirit continues to touch lives. It was her desire that when she passed on, her body be bequeathed to The University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program.

We, as a family, are comforted in our loss knowing that countless others will be helped thanks to her precious gift. If desired, donations to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program would be appreciated.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 30.