John “Jack” G. Schroeder, 89, of Bowling Green, Ohio died Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Jack was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late John F. and Angela (Carney) Schroeder. He married the late Geraldine “Jeri” (Vidmar) Schroeder on July 27, 1963 in Weirton, West Virginia.
Jack is survived by two daughters: Jodi (Robert) Engler of Livonia, Michigan and Jami (Brent) Stewart of Bowling Green, Ohio; a son, Jeffrey (Nicole) Schroeder of Grand Rapids, Ohio, 7 grandchildren: Dylan, Chloe, Sierra, Sophia, Katie, Jenny, Kelly, Travis & Cameron; and 3 great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Colton & Ella. Along with his parents and wife, Jack was preceded in death by a sister: Leah Lucki, and brother: Butch Schroeder
Jack was a CPA and worked at Kent State University as well as Bowling Green State University as the Chief Accountant/Comptroller until his retirement in 1992. Prior to working at Kent State, Jack proudly served our country in the Army Security Agency (ASA) branch of the US Army. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War and later became an Army historian. Jack wrote a history book about the Army Security Agency entitled “Headquarters, Army Security Agency, Pacific” with his wife Jeri – an undertaking that took close to 10 years to complete. After Jeri passed, he wrote a book about Jeri and how she lived her life even though she had multiple sclerosis. He was a season ticket holder of the BGSU women’s basketball team and loved to travel on the train with Jeri, his children, and grandchildren.
Visitation for Jack will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 10:00-11:00AM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St./ P.O. Box 648 Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 tele: 419-352-2171. Funeral Services for Jack will be held in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home Remembrance Chapel on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:00am. Interment with full Military Honors will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions in Jack’s honor may be gifted to The Bishop of Churchill, Churchill, Manitoba Canada c/o Post Office, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jack’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.