OTTAWA -- Eugene S. "Dude" Schroeder, 82, of Ottawa, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at his residence.
He was born April 24, 1931, to the late Urban and Esther (Ellerbrock) Schroeder. On October 23, 1957, he married Patricia A. Verhoff. She died January 30, 2012.
Surviving are five children, Rose (Steve) Krietemeyer of Fort Jennings, Gordon (Debra) Schroeder of New Bavaria, Karen (Kent) Niese of Miller City, Kurt Schroeder of Ottawa and Nate (Rachel) Schroeder of Pemberville; 13 grandchildren, Eric (Maria) Krietemeyer, Megan Krietemeyer, Marissa Krietemeyer, Matthew Huntsman, Andrew Huntsman, Bradley (Amanda) Schroeder, Mark Schroeder, Nicole Schroeder, Jared Niese, Natasha Niese, Felicia Schroeder, Abigail Schroeder and Alivia Schroeder; three great-grandchildren, Gage, Sophie and Haley; four sisters, Mildred Schulte of Continental, Clara Cavanaugh of Ottawa, Irene Conklin of Toledo and Eileen Niese of Leipsic; and three brothers, John Schroeder of Ottawa, Carl Schroeder of Florida and Robert Schroeder of Leipsic.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Schroeder and Daniel Schroeder; and a sister, Dorothy Fruchey.
Gene retired as a supervisor for quality control after over 35 years with SCM Allied Egry in Leipsic. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, and a lifetime member of the Ottawa Eagles. He was a U.S. Army veteran who enjoyed pitching horseshoes, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Detroit Tigers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, with Father Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where a scripture service will be held at 7:50 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Condolences maybe expressed to www.lovefuneralhome.com.