LeipsicLenore T. Schroeder, 84, died at 6 a.m. March 8, 2011, at The Meadows of Leipsic.She was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Putnam County to Leonard and Verena Brinkman Martin, who preceded her in death. On June 17, 1953, she married Donald J. Schroeder, who survives in Leipsic.Mrs. Schroeder was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Leipsic, and its Altar Rosary Society and a former Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher. She was a graduate of Fort Jennings High School. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and nature, especially flowers, gardening and birds.Survivors also include five children, Terry (Kathy) Schroeder, of Ottawa, Anthony (Cheri) Schroeder, of Hilliard, Brenda (Dennis) Inkrott, of Folsom, Calif., Pat (Gwen) Schroeder, of Leipsic, and Phil (Sarah) Schroeder, of Hilliard; 15 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Dolores (Dan) Blankemeyer, of Columbus Grove; and two brothers-in-law, William Hoffman, of Columbus Grove, and John Brookman, of Lima.She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Donald Martin; and three sisters, Ethel Hoffman, Mildred (Tom) Stechschulte and Jeanne Brookman.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am, Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Leipsic. Father George Wenzinger will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, where a rosary service will begin at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic School or to the Right To Life Foundation.Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Lenore T. Schroeder