Obituary-Becky V. Schember-Piester

Becky V. Schember-Piester, 64 of Lyndon and formerly of Davenport, IA went home to her Savior on Saturday February 17, 2024.
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She was born on November 29, 1959 in Sioux City, IA the daughter of the Reverend Luther and Virginia Schember. She married Michael Piester on April 6, 2002 in Prophetstown. She was formerly married to Mark D. Kroeger.

She graduated from West High School, Davenport, IA in 1977. She then graduated from the University of South Florida, Tampa in 1983. She served in the US Marines Corps as a Military Police Office for 12 years. She was an active member off the Hooppole American Legion and the local VFW. She was a charter member of the Women’s War Memorial in Washington, DC. She volunteered for the Red Cross for many years. She had served on the Illinois State Board against child abuse, as well as a child advocate. She served as a Lyndon Village Trustee for over 16 years and then as the Mayor of Lyndon. She loved teaching piano for over 40 years. She helped to start the Lyndon Veterans Memorial and helped with several fundraisers for the memorial.

She enjoyed traveling the world, scuba diving, riding with Michael on their Harley along with friends, and spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved having good times with her friends (AKA women’s pool days).

She is survived by her husband, Michael of Lyndon; her daughter, Rachel (David) Tabor of Inver Grove Heights, MN; her son, Scott (Nicole) Kroeger of Bonita Springs, FL; grandchildren: James Sorenson of Prophetstown, Layla, Kailey and Malina Kroeger of Bonita Springs, FL, her brother David (Kimi) Schember of Henderson, NV; many, nieces and nephews; her brother-in-law John W. Piester of Prophetstown; her sister-in-law Robin Cooper; and her many loving friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: the Reverend Luther G. and C. Virginia Schember also Dennis Vitalis and her brother, Denny Mike Vitalis; her grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. George Schember of Clinton, IA and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wagner of St. Louis, MO.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Saturday February 24, 2024 from 10-12:00 Noon at the McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown, followed by military honors at the Lyndon Veteran Memorial at the Village Hall.

Memorials may be established in her memory to the Lyndon Veterans Memorial or Immanuel Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA.

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