Justin R. Schoreder, 81, of Rushville, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Rush Memorial Hospital. He was born March 3, 1936, in Decatur County, a son of Gregory and Charlotta (Stier) Schroeder.
Justin attended Adams grade school, and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1954 and enjoyed playing basketball for St. Paul Blasters.
Justin was a proud Army veteran and completed basic and advanced training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri from July 11, 1956 to Dec. 1, 1956. He was a battalion supply clerk, served near Inchon, Korea for a year, and then was transferred north of Seoul, near the DMZ for the last three months of his service career, being released in 1958.
Justin married Marilyn Ricke on Oct. 21, 1961, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg.
Justin farmed in Decatur County, then Justin and his family moved to northern Rush County in 1968, where they farmed until 2005. He also worked for Rush County Schools as a custodian several years. Justin enjoyed being with his family and was delighted to attend the Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Purdue "boilermakers" basketball games.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he had served on the parish council, Rush County REMC, past board member, Rush County 4H leader and Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his loving children, Ken (Nancy) Schroeder of Rushville, Andrew (Trista) Schroeder of Evanston, Greg (Tina) Schroeder of Neenah, Wisconsin and Sally (Jerry) Adams of Thomson, Georgia; grandchildren, Melinda (Nate) Hedrick, Justin, Katherine, Jonah, Bradley, Grayson and Ella Schroeder; great-grandchildren, Liam and Alex Hedrick. He is also survived by his sisters, Catherine (Louie) Mauer and Teresa Horan, all of Greensburg; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Schroeder of Greensburg, Chris Schroeder of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Mauer, Sister Rosemary Schroeder OSF, Louie Schroeder, Carl Schroeder, David Schroeder, Paul Schroeder, Sister Cecelia Schroeder OSF.
Visitation was the evening of Sunday, March 19 at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 20 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville, with Rev. Jeremy Gries officiating. Burial followed in Rushville's Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church fund of choice, 512 N. Perkins St. Rushville, IN 46173. Online condolences at www.ToddFuneralHome.com
Published on March 20, 2017