Nicholas “Nick” R. Schroer, age 64, of Celina, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, Ohio. He was born March 14, 1953 in Celina to the late Harold “Willie” and Marcella “Granny” (Crouse) Schroer. On June 16, 1973 he married Deborah K. (Hull) Schroer, and she survives in Celina.
Other survivors include his children, Jodi Schroer, Lima, Ohio, Mindi (Don) Bird, Coldwater, and Nichole (DQ Lewis) Schroer, Fort Mill, SC; a brother, Ed (Kathy) Schroer, Conroe, TX; three sisters, Linda (Karl) Engle, New Knoxville, Ohio, Mary Harris, Celina, and Bonnie (Larry) Allen, TX; his mother-in-law, Mary Hull, Celina; two sisters-in-law, Sheri Hull, Celina, and Colleen (Rick) Hilker, Fort Wayne, IN; eight grandchildren, Macie, Ashli, Zoey, Kendall, Kameron, Karson, Aaliyah, and Ava; and a great granddaughter, Ariaunna.
He is also preceded in death by an infant sister, Alice Schroer; and two brothers-in-law, Don Harris and Lewis Williams.
Nick was a 1971 graduate of Parkway High School. He worked at Mercer Landmark, Mercer County Sheriff’s Department as a reserve, TU-Way, in Rockford, and finally retired from AAP in St. Marys in August of 2017.
He was a member of Old Fashioned Farmers in Van Wert.
His hobbies included farming, cutting wood with his nephews, Tyler and Rodney, and anything that involved working outside. He also loved old farm equipment, especially Farmall Tractors.
Funeral services will begin at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, with Rev. Dr. Jeffery G. Gramza officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family requests that you dress casual. Nick was not a dress up guy, so put on your most comfy bib overalls or jeans, toss on your favorite hat, and come celebrate his life with us.
Private graveside services will be held the next day at North Grove Cemetery in Celina.
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He is survived by his parents, Sharon (Mike) Anderson of Manchester, OH, Charlie (Nancy) Richmond of Liberty, SC; his wife Melisa (Houser) Richmond of Celina, OH; one daughter Paige Lovelace of Kansas; and two grandchildren.
Brothers Dusty Richmond of Seaman, OH, Colt (Leigh) Richmond of Manchester, OH, Dillon (Dakota) Raines of Manchester, OH, Curtis (Emily) Anderson of Peebles, OH, Kodi and Dereck Richmond of Liberty, SC; and one sister Alyssa (Shaun) Boggs of Bainbridge, OH. Mother in Law Betty Houser of Rockford, OH; Brother in Laws Mike Houser of Rockford, OH, Matt Houser of OH and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews that he loved with all his heart, many friends, and brothers and sisters in arms.
Maternal grandparents Jim and Lola Stewart of Seaman, OH. Paternal grandparent Donna Richmond of Stout, OH. Preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Ernie Richmond of Stout, OH.
He attended West Union High School and the OVCTC where he played baseball, and graduated in 2005. He was full of life, loved his family, avid gamer, being outdoors especially hunting. He went from playing with toy guns to paintball guns, to guns to defend our country. He was well known for his Million Dollar Smile.
Justin proudly served in the United States Army with the rank of Specialist from February 8, 2007 to April 7, 2013, in the Military Police Company. While in the service he served two tours, one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan. He earned the Bronze Star while serving in Afghanistan and also earned many other medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons from his service.
Although he was not actively serving in the Army, he had found his calling by working for a non-profit organization (Dancing Sky Ranch) in Minnesota that provides outdoor therapy to veterans, handicap children and others with disabilities. He was always willing to help and would go above and beyond just to make one smile.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home 216 W. Mulberry St. West Union, OH 45693. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. with funeral services to follow with Ricky Richmond officiating.
His final resting place will be at the Sandy Springs Cemetery with Military Graveside Services by the Adams County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home.
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