Norman Henry Schrolucke, 90

Norman Henry Schrolucke, 90, formerly of 10472 Plattner Pike, New Knoxville, died on Wednesday evening, July 27, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center.

He was born on Feb. 7, 1921, in Van Buren Township, the son of Henry and Louise (Henschen) Schrolucke.

On July 4, 1943, he married LaRue Eversman, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 1990.

He is survived by three granddaughters, Lisa (Lynn) Donovan of Lima, Tanya (Scott) Temple of New Bremen and Kris (Tim) Thomas-Vondrell of Lima; 11 great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Robert Grimes of New Knoxville and John C. Thomas of Lima.

Norman was preceded in death by two daughters, Beth Thomas and Judy Grimes; a sister, Adella Dammeyer; two brothers, Ray Schrolucke and Wilson Schrolucke.

Norman was a graduate of New Knoxville High School.

He was a lifelong farmer, had sold Moorman Seed and retired from the Hoge Lumber Company in New Knoxville. He was a member of the New Knoxville Historical Society, and he loved fishing and walking in his woods.

He enjoyed playing cards and always had amazing luck while playing. He also enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville.

Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville, with the Rev. Dr. David Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the church. Memorial donations may be directed to Grand Lake Hospice or to the Auglaize County Cancer Association.

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Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring St. in New Knoxville, is in charge of the arrangments.