Jerome Oscar Schnipke
MILLER CITY – Jerome Oscar Schnipke, age 75, of Miller City, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima surrounded by his family. He was born on January 24, 1947, in Lima to the late Isidore and Bertha (Vennekotter) Schnipke. On July 3, 1971, Jerome married Sharon R. Brinkman, of the late Cleo and Helen (Meyer) Brinkman and she resides in Miller City.
Jerome is survived by five children: Matt (Jen) Schnipke of Ottoville, Paul (Kristen) Schnipke, Mark (Gina) Schnipke, Denise (Rob Sandwisch) Schroeder, and John (Chris) Schnipke, all of Leipsic; a son-in-law, Steve Snavley; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren with one more on the way. He is also survived by six siblings: Bernard (Edna) Schnipke, Mary Ann Schroeder, Greg (Nancy) Schnipke, Lawrence (Julie) Schnipke, Isidore (Vicki) Schnipke, all of Miller City, and James (Jan) Schnipke of Ottawa; and two sisters-in-law: Bernadette Schnipke of Ottawa and Deb Schnipke of Miller City.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amy Snavley; two brothers: Frank Schnipke and David Schnipke; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Schroeder.
Jerome was a 1965 graduate of Miller City High School. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as an electrician from Philips after 36 years. He went on to work at Warnecke Designs and then BK Tool.
Jerome was a member of Miller City St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City American Legion, Ottawa K of C and Ottawa VFW. He enjoyed completing jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles. He was a good family man who will be dearly missed.
Funeral Mass will begin 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Miller City with Father Scott Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by Miller City American Legion, Ottawa VFW, Ottawa American Legion, AMVETS and DAV. A visitation will be held 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday with a scripture service at 1:45 p.m. and one hour prior to the mass on Monday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or the Ottawa VFW.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
DAV-Disabled American Veterans
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