Norbert J. Schroering, 85, Jasper

Norbert J. Schroering, 85, of Jasper, passed away at 12:14 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Celestine on November 22, 1933, to Martin and Frances (Seger) Schroering. He married Rita Eckert on April 12, 1958 in St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Norbert served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 at Fort Benning, Georgia. He had worked for Jasper Cabinet for 20 years and later worked for Brosmer Lumber Company for several years.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and their Men’s Sodality,  the American Legion Post #147, the Dubois County Museum and the Celestine Community Club.

He enjoyed horse racing, going to the race tracks, fishing, hunting and playing cards. He especially enjoyed telling jokes with family and friends and going to Headquarters in the morning.

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

Preceding him in death was one son-in-law, Danny Gardner; two brothers, Jerome and Edward T. Schroering; one sister Florence Mary, who died infancy; and two half-brothers, Cornelius Schroering and Sylvester Humbert.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Norbert J. Schroering will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday June 12, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. The American Legion Post #147 will conduct Military Grave Side Rites.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at church on Wednesday. A rosary will be held at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday by members of Holy Family Parish Men’s Sodality and Parish.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

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