LEIPSIC — Cleo L. Schroeder, 94, of Leipsic died at 6:54 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born March 12, 1923 in Leipsic to the late Vincent C. and Anna
(Winkler) Schroeder. On June 15, 1948, he married Kathleen Oedy who
survives in Leipsic.
Also surviving are two children, Connie (Don) Dehnart of Ottawa and
Marvin (Amy) Schroeder of McComb; 10 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren with one on the way; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy
Schroeder of Glandorf; five brothers and sisters, Rita Oedy of Toledo,
Leona Korte, Norman (Marilyn) Schroeder, Othmer (Rita) Schroeder, and
Leon "George" (Karen) Schroeder, all of Leipsic; and a sister-in-law,
Fanny Schroeder of Leipsic.
He was preceded in death by a son, Lynn Schroeder; a brother, Harold
Schroeder; and two brothers-in-law, Chuck Korte and Clifton Oedy.
Cleo was a farmer. He was a World War II Army veteran receiving the
Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was an American POW and the last
living World War II POW in Putnam County. He was a life member and
strong supporter of the Leipsic American Legion and Veterans of Foreign
War, DAV AMVETS and the Leipsic Eagles. A member of St. Mary's Catholic
Church, Leipsic and Holy Name Society, and Ottawa Knights of Columbus.
of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leipsic with Fr. William Pifher and Fr. Tom
Oedy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with
military rites by the Leipsic American Legion and Veterans of Foreign
War. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer
Funeral Home, Leipsic, and one hour prior to the Mass Wednesday at the
church. There will be a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Leipsic or Fisher House Foundation, assisting wounded soldiers and their families.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.