LEIPSIC - Donald J. Schroeder, 90, of Leipsic died at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013 at The Meadows of Leipsic.
He was born September 10, 1922 in Leipsic to the late Leo and Gertrude (Scheckelhoff) Schroeder. On June 17, 1953, he married Lenore Martin who died March 8, 2011.
Survivors include five children: Terry (Kathy) Schroeder of Ottawa, Tony (Cheri) Schroeder of Hilliard, Brenda (Dennis) Inkrott of Monclova, Pat (Gwen) Schroeder of Leipsic, and Phil (Sarah) Schroeder of Hilliard; 15 grandchildren: Megan Brickner, John, Eric, Kyle, Tyler, Bruce, Beth, Kelly, Kaitlin, Elyse, Anne, and Emma Schroeder, Carrie, Amy and Ryan Inkrott; a great-grandchild: Carson Brickner; a brother: Steve (Caroline) Schroeder of Kansas; three sisters: Grace White of Centerville, Genevieve (Steve) Paul of Grand Rapids, and Lou Ann (Jack) Borer of Florida; and 2 sisters-in-law: Delores Schroeder and Delores Blankemeyer; and a brother-in-law: John Brookman.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Homer and Clair Schroeder; four brothers-in-law: Joe White, William Hoffman, Tom Stechschulte, and Dan Blankemeyer; and four sisters-in-law: Janet Schroeder, Ethel Hoffman, Mildred Stechschulte, and Jeanne Brookman.
Donald was a farmer. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic and it's Holy Name Society. Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved spending time with his family. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed following the Reds and Buckeyes.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Leipsic with Very Reverend Fr. George Wenzinger officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. till the time of the service Saturday at LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic.
Memorial contributions may be made to Right to Life or St. Mary's School.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
We are so sorry to learn of the death of you father. We know that "fathers" hold a special place in our hearts that will never go away. They are our strength through life so many times. They are teachers and we are so forever thankful for them.
Just know that you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts during this time of loss.
Larry & Melinda Frankart
Posted Thu May 30, 2013
You have our deepest sympathy. I hope you find solace in the Lord's Promise of Eternal Life and that Don is now resting with Our Lord.
Kelly Niehaus & William Hardison
Posted Thu May 30, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family. Losing a dear loved one can leave a very empty space in one’s life. Please find strength, hope, and comfort in the God of Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).
Paul and Kay Chester
Posted Fri May 31, 2013
Terry and Kathy,
You have our deepest sympathies in the the loss of your father.
May God bless you and your family.
Paul and Kay
Posted Mon June 03, 2013
Terry: I was so sorry to here of the loss of your father. I am one of many who are thinking of you and wishing the best for your family. John