David M. Schroeder
David M. Schroeder, age 80, passed away at his home on Friday, July 3, 2020. He was born on October 23, 1939 in Lansing, MI the son of Marvin and Olga (David) Schroeder and was a graduate of Eastern High School. On November 5, 1966 he married Susie Fernholz in Fowler, MI.
Dave owned and operated Wieber Lumber in Fowler and was still active in the business. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, loved Corvettes, cats, feeding the squirrels, being active at Wieber Lumber and being with family, especially going to his grandchildren’s sporting events.
David is survived by his wife Susie, and children Tori (Jim) Steingreaber, David II(Sara) Schroeder and Kami (Aaron) Woodbury all of St. Johns and grandchildren, Jimmy(Liz), Kylie and Cassidy Steingreaber, Taylor and Logan Schroeder and Justin, Kaylee, Gracyn and Kianna Woodbury. Special friends and neighbors, Diana Keim.and Dale and Ricci Bartlett
The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. A Vigil/Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 P.M.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Joseph Education Fund or Capital Area Humane Society.
Donald V. Ott
Donald V. Ott was born in St. Johns, Michigan on February 29, 1924, the son of Albert T. and Lillian M. (Eisler) Ott. He graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in 1942 and immediately entered military service with the United States Army during World War II. He was employed and retired from Sealed Power Corporation after 35 years and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Donald is survived by five children, Mark (Janet) Ott of Coldwater, Christina (Thomas) Woerdehoff of Bridgman, Daniel (Kathy) Ott of Stevensville, Jennifer Ott of St. Johns, and Albert (Pamela) Ott of Holt, as well as seven grandchildren: Laura Ott, Brian (Robin) Ott, Eric Ott, Sarah (John) Loftis, Jeffrey Ott, Heather (Shane) Moon and Emily Ott, and six great- grandchildren: Corbin and Henry Ott, Isabella and Olivia Loftis and Gunnar and Knox Moon. He was preceded in death by his wife Josetta, daughter Mary Catherine and brother, Robert. Donald and Josetta and were married for 52 years until her passing on October 29, 2001.
His true joy in life was being with his family especially the company of his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He was a lifelong Detroit Tiger fan and followed them through good times and bad.
A family visitation will be held at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Rosary will be prayed at 4:00 P.M. and Military Honors will be at 5:00 P.M. provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard.
The family will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial on July 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church beginning at 1:00 P.M. Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will at Mt. Rest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Joseph Education Fund, 109 Linden St., St. Johns, MI 48879 or to VFW Post 4113, PO Box 225, St. Johns, MI 48879