Zionsville Times Sentinel

Obituaries

October 27, 2012

David Schroer

Zionsville

David Schroer

David Schroer died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

David was born in Frankfort, Ky. and was raised in Louisville. He and his wife, Olivia, and his three daughters lived in Ashland, Ky., Bartlesville, Okla., Dallas, Texas, and Columbus. In 1997, David and his wife Olivia moved to Zionsville. Beginning in 2008 they also spent half of the year living in their home on Anna Maria Island in Florida.

David graduated from the University of Louisville and also went to law school at U of L. He worked as a corporate employee benefits staff attorney for a number of firms including Ashland Oil. He joined the Irwin Union Bank and Trust Co. in Columbus to head their employee benefit trust area. In 1990, David and Olivia started a commercial cleaning business, Jani-King of Indianapolis. He successfully grew the business and managed it until they sold the business in 2007.

David enjoyed traveling, particularly to the national parks and historic sites throughout the country. He also enjoyed playing golf, especially with his friends at his golf club in Florida, Key Royale. David enjoyed walking his dog Mack around the village in Zionsville and spending time with his family, particularly with his six grandchildren. He also took great pleasure in smoking cigars.  

David was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in January 2009. Despite the seriousness of his illness, he was in good health and good spirits for the majority of the time while he was being treated.

The family would like to thank his wonderful team of caregivers, including Dr. Paul Helft and the nurses and other health care providers at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, and the caregivers at St. Vincent Hospice.  

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made to one of the following organizations:

• Indiana University Simon Cancer Center – to continue to serve families and to help save lives and find a cure (http://www.cancer.iu.edu/giving/); or

• National Parks Foundation – to help support the national parks that David loved to visit (www.nationalparks.org/support-parks#memory).

David is survived by his wife of 45 years, Olivia, and his three daughters, Tracey (Gabriel) Picone, Christy Gregory, and Susan (Zack) Burkle, his sister, Susan Burkley, and his six grandchildren, Emily, Wesley, Lizzy, Will, Sam and Lucy.  

A visitation and memorial service was Monday, Oct. 22, at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, 1525 Mulberry St., Zionsville.

Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville. Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Laura Smith obit pic Laura J. Smith Laura Jane (Simpson) Smith, 93, of Zionsville, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lewis L. Davis

    Lewis Lee Davis, 77, of Zionsville, died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

    July 24, 2014

  • Donovan Oden Donovan C. Oden, 51, of Whitestown, passed away July 18, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Robert C. Waite Robert C. Waite, 56, of Zionsville, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2014.

    July 16, 2014

  • Judy Hill Nelson Judy Hill Nelson, 75, of Indianapolis, passed peacefully into heaven at 9 p.m. July 4, 2014, just as the fireworks she loved to watch from a distance were starting to go off.

    July 16, 2014

  • Gribble pic Alan Gribble

    Alan Paul Gribble passed peacefully at St. Vincent’s Hospice on July 5, 2014, after a long struggle with leukemia.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steven Smith pic Steven Smith Steven P. Smith, 48, of Indianapolis, died June 29, 2014.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • George Lintner George Walter Lintner Jr., 77, Zionsville, passed away July 5, 2014.

    July 9, 2014

  • Joseph Jones II Joseph E. Jones II, 65, of Zionsville, passed away on Monday, June 30, in his home.

    July 7, 2014

  • CTY ZT062514 Alonso obit pic Joe T. Alonso Joe T. Alonso, (born Jose Antonio), 87, Zionsville, passed away on June 17, 2014, at the Hearth at Tudor Gardens.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

Order Times Sentinel photos


Photos from July 2014

Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide