Norbert J. Schroering, 85, Jasper

Norbert J. Schroering, 85, of Jasper, died Friday, June 7, at his home. He was born in Celestine November 22, 1933, to Martin and Frances (Seger) Schroering. He married Rita Eckert April 12, 1958, at St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Norbert served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 at Fort Benning, Georgia. He worked for Jasper Cabinet for 20 years and for Brosmer Lumber Company for several years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and its Men’s Sodality, American Legion Post 147, the Dubois County Museum, and the Celestine Community Club. He enjoyed horse racing, fishing, hunting, playing cards, and going to Headquarters.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Schroering; two daughters, Melissa Gardner, Evansville, and Melanie Lottes and husband Gregg, Loogootee; three sons, Mark Schroering and wife Carol, Jasper, Martin Schroering, Chicago, and Matthew Schroering and wife Valery, Riverview, Florida; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Elfrieda Merkley, Ireland, Alice C. Schroering, Walnut Creek, California, Rosemary Rivers and husband Roger, Clayton, California, and Lucy Alcorn and husband Tom, New Smyrna, Florida; sister-in-law  Anita Schroering, Evansville; and three brothers, Henry Schroering and wife Virlee, Jasper, Ambrose “Ray” Schroering and wife Jan, Pleasant Valley, Missouri, and Martin W. Schroering and wife Janet, Charlotte, North Carolina.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerome and Edward T. Schroering, one sister, Florence Mary, who died infancy, two half-brothers, Cornelius Schroering and Sylvester Humbert, and one son-in-law, Danny Gardner.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. A rosary will be prayed at 1:45 p.m. by members of Holy Family Parish and its Men’s Sodality. 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 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with enbombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. American Legion Post 147 will conduct military graveside rites.


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