Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Obituaries

April 22, 2014

Lawrence E. Schroeder, 94 Aug. 21, 1919 - April 21, 2014

Lawrence E. Schroeder, 94, Greensburg, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at Heritage House in Greensburg.

Born Aug. 21, 1919, in Decatur County, he was the son of Edward H. and Josephine (Walters) Schroeder.

Lawrence retired from the Ripley County Beverage Company in 1981. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where he had served as an usher for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 50 years. He drove a paper route for the Greensburg Daily News for 55 years.

He married Mildred C. (Butz) Offutt Sept. 6, 1944, and she preceded him in death July 15, 1994. In 1997, he married Ruth M. Adams and she survives.

He is also survived by one son, Ronald J. (Jenell) Schroeder; daughter-in-law, Ruth Offutt; three stepsons; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mildred; and one stepson, Kenneth Offutt.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.

A public rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.

Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com

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