Donald M. Schroer, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Auglaize County, the son of Lawrence L. and Ida A. (Wierwille) Schroer, who preceded him in death. On April 15, 1945, he married A. Maxine Butler, and she died Sept. 10, 2007.
Survivors include, two children, Marilyn Cornett, of Wapakoneta and William (Sherry) Schroer, of Sidney; a son-in-law, Glen (Valerie) Biederman, of Wapakoneta; grandchildren, Brian Scott, Eric (Deb) Scott, Toby (Wendy) Biederman, Tim Schroer, Mike Adkins, Danielle Schroer, Joey Edwards, Scott Edwards, Crystal (Willy) Sprowl and Malissa (Joe) Krepp; great- grandchildren, Michael, Rita and Carrie Schroer, Ralisha Herman, Ryan and Steven Scott, Kersti Scott, Brittany, Austin and Nathan Scott, Isaac, Nathaniel and Ethan Kirby, Noah, Eli and Elizabeth Biederman, Malcom and David Krepp, and Noah Driscoll; great-great-grandchildren, Emily and Bre-anna Herman, Camden and Audrianna Scott, and Aiden Caskey; a sister, Ann (Lauren) Lunz, of Cridersville.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ida Briederman, an infant son, Donald E. Schroer, a brother and sister-in-law, Willis and Jean Schroer, a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Ed Serr, and grandson, Christopher Schroer.
Don worked as a press operator and die setter at Hayes Albion, in Spencerville, retiring after 38 years. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, in Wapakoneta. His hobbies included fishing, camping, reading the Word of God and going to church. The joy of his life was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014, at Harvest Baptist Church, in Wapakoneta, with Pastor Gary Bragg officiating. Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton. The family will receive friends from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, state Route 501, Wapakoneta, and one hour prior to the service, Monday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Community Health Professionals Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.