Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Ruth G. (Koch) Schroeder

Ruth G. Schroeder, age 85, of Stein Road, Shelby, died Friday, July 27, 2007.

She died at her home surrounded by her family following a short illness.

Ruth was born February 2, 1922 in Ottawa, Ohio, the daughter of the late Fred and Veronica (Brinkman) Koch. She was a 1940 graduate of Glandorf High School and was a homemaker. Ruth was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, the Daughters of Isabella, and was a member of the Shelby Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. She was a past recipient of the Family of the Year and Catholic Woman of the Year awards presented by the Knights of Columbus. She loved baking, knitting, and playing cards.

Ruth’s Catholic faith and her family were the most important aspects of her life. She was an avid supporter of all her grandchildren’s activities and rarely missed an athletic event or school function that they participated in. Her kind, gentle, and loving nature made her home a warm and welcome place to everyone that entered. All who called her mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend, were blessed for having known her. She will be missed by all.

Ruth is survived by her 8 children and their spouses, Dale and Linda Schroeder, of Shelby, Joseph and Chris Schroeder, of Stow, Paul and Miriam Schroeder, Charles and Vicki Schroeder, both of Shelby, Sr. Mary Ellen Schroeder SND, of Leipsic, Marcile and Pat Teynor, of New Washington, Marjorie and Jim Drake, of Sandusky, Cathryn and Michael Anatra, of Crestline; 25 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Richard and Doris Koch, of Columbus Grove, William and Rita Koch, of Glandorf, Joe and Alice Koch, of Ottawa; 4 sisters, Marie Schroeder, of Leipsic, Helen Nussbaum, of Ottawa, Clara and Paul Nadler, of Miller City, Doris and Don Horstman, of Ft. Jennings; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob and Marilyn Hamburg, of Kalida, Julie Koch, of Columbus Grove, Dan and Martha Schroeder, of Crestline, Mary Ann Schroeder, of Bucyrus, Jane Core, of Saltsburg, PA, Elvera Schroeder, of Galion, Edna Kreinbrink, and Mildred Schroeder, both of Shelby.

On October 20, 1945, she married Leander C. Schroeder who preceded her in death on December 17, 2002. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ed Koch, and a sister, Irene Hamburg.

Friends may call on Sunday, July 29, 2007, from 1-4 and 6-9 PM, at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 PM by the Daughters of Isabella. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 AM, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with Fr. Nick Cunningham and Fr. George Wenzinger officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic School or to the Sisters of Notre Dame in Toledo.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Family_of: Mike, Cathy, Abby, Kelly & Jenny
    Your_Name: Bill, Lisa, Kylie & Bryce Sinclair


    Cathy, Mike, Abby, Kelly & Jenny,

    We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady to us, she reminded me of my grandma. Always at the girls games with a smile on her face. She was a great person. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. If you should need anything we are here for you guys! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Ya,
    Family_of: Schroeder Families
    Your_Name: Bill, Lisa, Kylie & Bryce Sinclair


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    All Our Love,
    Family_of: Ruth Schroeder
    Your_Name: Craig Koch


    Please accept my condolences.

    I always remember your mom and dad as very kind and generous. Your family was truly blessed to have such great parents.

    Craig Koch
    Family_of: Marjorie and Jim Drake
    Your_Name: Anthony and Veronica luuding


    Sorry to read of the loss of your Mother.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    My sincere condolance to all the family in the loss of Ruth.
    She was a good friend and
    along with my late husband had spent a lot ot time with her and Lee in Fla. playing
    cards, having picnics and just having a fun gabfest. or just being together. She will be
    missed but GOD needed her now, and I hope you can find peace knowing you all are in my prayers.
    Sincerely Marge Gledhill, Crestline, O.*******************************************************************************
    Family_of: Ruth G. Schroeder
    Your_Name: St. Mary’s PtO


    We extend our sympathy to the family of Ruth G. Schroeder; especially to our School Principal, Sister Mary Ellen. Your family and you have our thoughts and our prayers during this time of personal loss.
    Family_of: Ruth Schroeder
    Your_Name: John, Julie, Erica, and Kayla Swanger


    Although we are the friends of Charlie’s family we fell like we know you all and to us that is a tribute to your mother in itself. She was one of the most precious people we have ever met and you her family carry on the warmth, compassion, and caring that she taught. Being around Ruth always made us smile, and believe us in the last four years with Roni’s and Erica’s games we saw her alot. Many people in this world claim to be a “good Christian” but Ruth lived it everyday. She will be sorely missed by us all.
    The Swangers
    Family_of: Ruth Schroeder
    Your_Name: Sandy & Jeff Cole


    Cathy, Mike, Abby, Kelly, Jenny:
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know that our thought and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

    God Bless
    Sandy & Jeff Cole

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