Norman A. Schroer



Norman A. Schroer, 90, of Columbus, passed from this life at 12:55 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born in Columbus, March 19, 1925, he was the son of Theodore and Irene Burbrink Schroer. He married Mary Louise Strietelmeier on June 5, 1949, and she preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2004.

Mr. Schroer retired from farming and Cummins Engine Co.

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He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at White Creek.

Mr. Schroer was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in Patton’s 3rd Army and was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and EAME Theater with three Bronze Stars.

Survivors include his son, Donald L. (Deborah) Schroer of Columbus; a daughter, Sharon Ann Kinsey of Columbus; grandchildren, Tracey (Jason) Engelau, Jeanne (Dan) Lienhoop, Jason Kinsey and Amanda (Matt) Hunter; great-grandchildren, Konnor and Taylor Wessel, Kaelynn, Melina, Samuel and Henry Engelau, Sawyer and Theodore Lienhoop and Lila, Luke and Liam Hunter; and a brother, John (Carolyn) Schroer of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Velma Enzinger; and a granddaughter, Kristie Jo Wessel.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church at White Creek, with the Rev. Joshua Cook officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike in Columbus and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.

Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery with military honors presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Mr. Schroer’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at

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