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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