Stanley A. Schroer, 81

Stanley A. Schroer, 81, of New Bremen, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.  

He was born on Aug. 6, 1931, in New Bremen.  

He was the son of Harry V. and Esther (Brackman) Schroer.  

On Oct. 27, 1951, he married Jean Dammeyer, who survives in New Bremen.  

Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Joyce Schroer of Louisville; his grandchildren, Alan (Katie) Schroer, Annette Schroer and Ryan (Raquel) Schroer; two great-grandchildren; and his brother, Bernard (Marilyn) Schroer of St. Marys.  Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Garry Schroer.

Mr. Schroer was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. He was a 1949 graduate of New Bremen High School. He was a retired/honorary member of the New Bremen/German Township Fire Department, he was a member of the New Bremen Rod and Gun Club and the American Legion Post 241 of New Bremen. He served in a field artillery unit with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He retired in 1994 from Crown Equipment Corp. of New Bremen, where he was a tool and die maker.  He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and traveling on family vacations all across the United States.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the services on Thursday at the church.  

Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund or to the New Bremen Fire Foundation.

Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen is handling the arrangements.

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