Dennis E. Schroering, 87, Jasper

Dennis E. Schroering, 87, of Jasper, died Tuesday, December 4, at Brookside Village in Jasper. He was born in Jasper March 1, 1931, in Jasper, to Frank and Mary (Beckman) Schroering. He married Joan Sander August 24, 1957, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois.

Dennis was a U.S. Air Force veteran, served in the Korean Conflict, and was a life member of VFW Post 673 in Jasper. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, the Holy Family CRHP group, a recipient of the Brute Award, and a member of the Jasper Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent De Paul. He served as treasurer of the Celestine Fire Department, was an officer of the Celestine Community Club, and a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau. He enjoyed playing cards, driving his 4-wheeler, gardening, farming, and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Schroering; four daughters, Marcia Katterhenry and husband Bruce, Huntingburg, Diane Verkamp and husband Stan, Jasper, Brenda Barnett and husband Kevin, Mooresville, and Connie Dilger, Oxnard, California;  two sons, Paul Schroering and wife Lisa and Leon Schroering and wife Cathy, all of Jasper; 12 grandchildren, Eric and Myra Katterhenry, Cassie Beyke, Brandon Verkamp, Amanda Blanchard, Ryan and  Angela Barnett, Lori and Holly Dilger, Katie Reuber, Courtney Hopf, and Olivia Schroering; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Alice (Blumle) Schroering, two sons, David Schroering and Vernon Schroering, who died in infancy, one grandson, Benton Kluesner, one sister, Mary Alice Schroering, and seven brothers, Linus Schroering, Cyril Schroering, Fr. Cletus Schroering, Fr. Raymond Schroering, Fr. Francis Schroering, and Arthur and Jerome Schroering who both died in infancy

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9:30-11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. The Holy Family CRHP group will lead a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at  A Mass of Christian Burial  will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. VFW Post 673 will conduct military graveside rites.

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