Death notice of August Schroeder (1940 – 2021) – Ottawa, OH


OTTAWA – August Leo Schroeder, 81, died at 1:25 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. He was born on April 28, 1940 in Leipzig to the late Frank Saturinus and Mary Catherine (Hermiller) Schroeder.

Survivors include two siblings: Stephen Schroeder of Ottawa and Margaret Palte of Lakeview; and two sisters-in-law: Kathy Schroeder and Rose Schroeder, both of Ottawa.

He was also predeceased by eight siblings: Esther (Joe) Fuerst, Ardella (Jim) Kleman, Ambrose (Rita) Schroeder, Evelyn (Dean) McLaughlin, Madonna Schroeder, Andrew (Germaine) Schroeder, John (Mary) Jane) Schroeder, Herman Schroeder; and six half-brothers: Richard (Rovena) Schroeder, Linus (Josephine) Schroeder, Nelmun Schroeder, Everett (Mary Jane) Schroeder, Sixtus (Martha) Schroeder and Herbert (Marian) Schroeder; sister-in-law: Mary Schroeder; and brother-in-law: Butch Palte.

August retired from Louisiana-Pacific to Ottawa. He was an Army National Guard veteran. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leipzig, and the Ottawa Eagles. He enjoyed crafts, playing cards, farming, talking about his childhood, eating and telling stories.

Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 am on Monday, October 25, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leipsic with Fr. Steve Schroeder officiating. Interment will follow with military rites in the church cemetery.

Visitations will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the LOVE-HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Leipsic and one hour before mass on Monday at St. Mary’s Parish Life Center, Leipsic.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leipzig.

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Published by The Lima News from October 22-23, 2021.

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