Elvera Schroeder

March 28, 1922 ‒ January 11, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Elvera Amelia Schroeder, 98, of Galion passed away into her Lord’s presence on Monday, January 11, 2021.

She was born March 28, 1922 in Putman County, Ohio and was the daughter of Charles and Mary (Kreinbrink) Rieman. On September 21, 1943 she married Thomas William Schroeder and they moved to Morrow County and started farming. Unfortunately they were married only 11 years with Thomas’s passing on February 11, 1955.

Following her husband’s passing, Elvera went to work to raise her five children. She worked for 20 years at the former Tony’s Bakery in Galion and 15 years for the former Galion Dresser.

Elvera was a devout Catholic and led her life as a disciple of God. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, Rosary Alter Society and a lifetime member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.

Elvera is survived by her children, David (Sharon) Schroeder, Doris (Mark) Hoffman, Theresa (Gary) Adkins and Joanne (Bill) Doudna; 12 grandchildren, Jenny, Tom, Jill, Tim, Todd, Tami, Barbara, Michael, Kim, Scott, Bryan and Matthew and 25 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Greg Spear; one sister and five brothers.

A private graveside service will be held and a memorial mass will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Joseph Catholic School in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Elvera Schroeder, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • Aunt Alvera was an amazing woman. She will be missed by allwho have had the pleasure to know her. Marjie

  • I remember many fun times visiting Aunt Elvera and playing in the barn with the cousins. She was a kind and gentle women. Prayers to all. Cathy

  • Elvera was a wonderful lady with a very kind soul. I remember taking a vacation with her to Hilton Head and we had an Absolute Blast! She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

  • We loved seeing Mrs. Schroeder in church. She was always so kind, her sweet smile will be missed.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Elvera was like a mother to my Dad , Carl Rieman, when their mother passed and Dad was only nine. I remember visits with her and my cousins and she never failed to ask how you were doing.

    • Mom always talked about taking care of your dad after her mother passed away. She was an absolutely remarkable woman

  • I remember the many fun filled times spent with Elvera and her children on the Galion family farm. Picnics with afternoons or evenings of fishing. Her kindness and beautiful smile remains a clear vivid picture in my mind. She lead a beautiful life. An inspiration to all who knew her. She rest in the Arms of Our Lord. God bless her loving family.

  • She was a classy lady and I will always remember how sweet she was. Sorry for your loss. God bless, Mike.

  • We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family. May God Bless you during this difficult time and for the loving care that you gave Elvera. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    John and Angel Schroeder

  • Elvera was such a wonderful lady, always had a smile and a kind word. Heaven gained a beautiful angel and she will be missed by all who knew her.

    Hugs and prayers to the entire family.

  • Sympathy on the loss of Elvera. She was a good Aunt and terrific person. We always enjoyed our visits with her.

  • Aunt Elvera always had a wonderful smile and a kind and gentle heart. We are so sorry to all the family for the loss of her on earth. She will rest in peace with God.

  • Our Sincerest Condolences and Prayers for Comfort for all her Family. She was so sweet to all, laughed easily, and I will cherish memories of her in my heart. Silas and Carolyn (Kreinbrink) Chaney

  • To the Schroeder Family,
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Elvera was a very kind and sweet person. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Elvera.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • My sympathy and prayers for all the family. Aunt Elvera was a valiant and faith filled woman whom I’ve always admired so much. May she be blessed in her new life with God. Sister Mary Stephan Kreinbrink.

  • Kind ,humble, someone who always flew under the radar,is how I would describe Alvera.A Saint on earth.Role model for all of us.God bless Alvera and her family.

  • Sending our condolences to Aunt Elvera’s entire family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Ken and Kelly Schroeder family

  • Our sincere sympathy to the entire family. She lived a long and prayerful life and was an amazing lady. May she rest in Our Lord Jesus’ arms. Love and prayers to all.

  • So sorry for Aunt Elvera’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She never showed her age. A remarkable person for sure! You have our sincere sympathy. Hugs to you all🙏😇
    Russ and Betty Newland

  • Schroeder Family,

    What a faithful women, all the years I’ve known her she never wavered. Your Mom and Grandma will be missed, you are all in our prayers.

    Ed & Carol Sickmiller