2018-02-01 / Obituaries

Leroy H. Schaedler

BRUNSWICK — Leroy H. Schaedler, 93, of Brunswick, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family on January 21, 2018. Leroy was born in Glencoe, MO on April 5, 1924, a son of August and Caroline (John) Schaedler. Growing up, Leroy enjoyed working on the family farm and was an avid hunter. He graduated from Eureka High School where he had been a star baseball pitcher.

In 1943, Leroy enlisted in the US Army where he traveled throughout the states before being sent to England. In 1952 he married his wife, Rita, eventually living in Freeport and raising their five children. He became a cement finisher and belonged to the Bricklayer and Allied Craft Works until his passing.

Leroy and Rita spent many warm winters in Lakeland, Florida together before her death in 1989 where they got to watch baseball games and have their grandchildren visit. Leroy was a true fan of baseball. His knowledge of the game was astonishing, and the stories he was able to share were truly amazing.

Leroy was predeceased by his wife Rita of 37 years, four sisters and a brother: Anne, Helen, Rose, Jeanne and Norbert.

Leroy is survived by his 5 children: Suzanne Dotts, Michael, John, Andrew and James as well as his 9 grandchildren: Casey, Drew, Amber, Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Autumn, Sabre, Jamie, and David; 7 great-grandchildren, Bryce, Caitlin, Easton, Clay, Sienna, Adalynn and Makenna; and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Leroy's memory to Maryknoll Sisters, PO Box 317, Maryknoll, NY 10545, or www.maryknollsisters.org.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.FuneralAlternatives.net.

Services are under the care and direction of Funeral Alternatives, 155 Bath Rd. Brunswick, ME

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