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Nicholas B. "Nick" Schroeder
February 4, 1952 ~ April 18, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
COLUMBUS GROVE – Nicholas B. “Nick” Schroeder, Columbus Grove, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was diagnosed with AML a few weeks earlier. He was born on February 4, 1952, in Lima to David F. and Elaine (Vorst) Schroeder. His mother survives in Columbus Grove.
On May 13, 1978, he married Joan M. Recker, who survives. Nick is also survived by his children: Nathan (Brenda) Schroeder, Angela (Brett Zink) Schroeder, Joseph (Ruby) Schroeder, and Amelia (Jason) Blosser; grandchildren: Elizabeth “Ellie”, Grace, Evelyn “Edie” and Nathan “Cole” Schroeder, Isabella Blosser, and one baby girl Schroeder on the way; his brothers: Omer Schroeder, Dave (Beth) Schroeder; sister: Becky (Jim) Shaw; sister-in-law: Shelly Schroeder; sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Jane (Joe) Eagleson, John (Diana) Recker, Joyce (Don) Giesige, Ron (Roxie) Recker, Tom (Nancy) Recker, Don (Brenda) Recker, and Judy (Joe) Solomon; along with many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Dave; brother, Max; sister, Nancy Albright-Sparks; brother-in-law, Jack Albright; sister-in-law, Diane Schroeder; great niece, Kali Crego; and his in-laws, Norbert and Angie Recker.
Nick grew up on the family dairy farm where he learned responsibility and hard work. He always gave 110% of himself to whatever job he was doing. He enjoyed doing electrical work for family and friends. With his wife’s help, he wired the house they built when they got married nearly 45 years ago.
Nick always felt his greatest blessings were his family. He deeply loved them. His grandchildren made him smile and filled him with joy. He was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, a proud member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 516, and a lifetime member of the NRA.
He was employed at Philips in Ottawa for over 30 years and 18 years as manager of the Jennings-Gomer elevator, Columbus Grove branch. The last few years he worked as a grain hauler for them.
Per his wishes to be cremated, there will be no public visitation, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be private. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Columbus Grove.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfhatgrove.com