- Local Guide
Jack Schrolucke, 63, of Spencerville, died at 12:19 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 24, 1950, in Lima, the son of Robert E. and Rosemary J. (Sutton) Schrolucke, who preceded him in death.
On July 21, 1972, he married Dianna S. Seibert, who survives.
Other survivors include three children, Scott (Tamara) Schrolucke, Trent (Paula) Schrolucke, and Keeley (Kevin) Layman, all of Spencerville; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three siblings, the Rev. Rex (Suzanne) Schrolucke of Williamsburg, Jack’s twin, Judy (Archie) Sawmiller of Spencerville and John (Cathy) Schrolucke of Glendale, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack retired as a toolmaker from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant, after 30 years service. He later worked at Dana Corp., Lima as a cutter grinder. A graduate of Spencerville High School, Jack served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Bowersock Bros. Post 6772, VFW, the American Legion Post 191, and the Field and Stream, all of Spencerville. He was a co-founder of the Spencerville Youth Athletic Association and coached midget football, Little League baseball, and girls softball. He enjoyed fishing and watching auto racing at various local tracks, especially Eldora Speedway.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. Rex Schrolucke, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery, Monticello, where military rites will be conducted by the Spencerville Veterans.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Spencerville Veterans Park or the Spencerville Youth Athletic Association.