Lawrence E. Schroeder, 94, Greensburg, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at Heritage House, Greensburg.
Born Aug. 21, 1919 in Decatur County, he was the son of Edward H. and Josephine (Walters) Schroeder.
Lawrence retired from Ripley County Beverage Company in 1981. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where he had served as an usher for over 50 years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus for over 50 years. He drove a paper route for the Greensburg Daily News for 55 years.
He married Mildred C. (Butz) Offutt Sept. 6, 1944; 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, Bob (Jane) Adams, Jim Adams, Tom Adams; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and many step grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mildred; stepson, Kenneth Offutt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.
A public rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg, Rev. John Meyer officiating.
Interment will be held 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 can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com