Father Dennis A. Schroeder

January 27, 2018

Father Dennis A. Schroeder

   Fr. Dennis A. Schroeder gave his complete self to God one final time as he passed from this life early Saturday morning Jan. 27. He was 82 years old, 57 years a priest in the Toledo Diocese.  Fr. Dennis served at St. Joseph Parish, Marblehead, St. Joseph Parish, Galion, St. Mary Parish, Norwalk, St. Wendelin Parish, Fostoria, St. Michael Parish, Providence, St. Patrick parish Rossford, Holy Trinity Parish, Bucyrus, St. Mary Parish, Clyde, and St. Joseph Parish, Tiffin.  He retired to Tiffin, Oh.

   Fr. Dennis’ death was preceded by his parents’ deaths Kathryn and Vincent, by 3 siblings’ deaths:  Phyliss Rieman (Carl), Frank, and Vernon (Dolly). Still living are: brothers Mark (Norma), Earl (Jeanette), Steve (Helen), Vince (Mary) and Lou (Jan).  Sisters still living:  Marilyn (Bob Ruhe deceased), Evelyn (Michael Milano deceased), Pat Bennett (Jon) and Sister Paulette (Tiffin). Sisters in law : Jean Schroeder (Frank deceased) and Ruth Rieman (Carl deceased).  Fr. Den also had 41 nieces and nephews and many many great and great great nieces and nephews.

   Fr. Den lived a very simple life, donating to many charities.  At every opportunity, however, he tuned into a Cleveland Indians, Browns or Cavs game. No one could have been a stronger longtime fan of the Cleveland teams than Den.

   Family, friends, and the Sisters of St. Francis in Tiffin whom he also served shall miss Fr. Den’s gentle, humble presence, his willingness to serve, his prayerfulness, his ministry to the sick and his celebration of the Eucharist which he loved so much.

   Visitation will be at St. Joe’s Church, Tiffin, from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, Feb. 1 and 10:00-11:00 Friday morning Feb. 2 followed by a Funeral Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 with Bishop Daniel Thomas presiding.  Fr. Den’s body will then be transported to Holy Family Parish, New Cleveland on Friday with visitation  from 4:00-8:00pm.  He will be buried on Saturday morning at 10:00am with a short prayer service by Monsignor Charles Singler, followed by burial in Holy Family Cemetery, New Cleveland.


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