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Margaret M. Schroering, age 93 of Jasper and formerly of Celestine, IN, passed away at 10:08 a.m. on Thursday (January 14, 2016) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

Schroering, MargaretShe was born in Celestine, Indiana, on June 29, 1922 to George H. and Caroline (Schnell) Heldman.  She married Gilbert H. Schroering on October 6, 1945 at St. Celestine Church.  He preceded her in death on September 4, 1977.

Margaret was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and  St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine.

She was a member of the St. Ann’s Society of St. Joseph Church in Jasper.

She was a cook for many years at St. Celestine Elementary School, and taught religious education classes.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.


One Son;

John Schroering and wife Krista, Dubois, IN

Three Daughters;

Jeanette Jahn and husband Larry, St. Anthony, IN

Bonnie Uebelhor and husand Steve, Huntingburg, IN

Mona Wagner and husband Dave, Huntingburg, IN

Twelve grandchildren

Twenty Eight  great grandchildren

Three Sisters;

Leona Kluemper, Jasper, IN

Lucille Blume, Jasper, IN

Delphine Knies and husband Earl, Celestine, IN

One Brother;

Cletus Heldman and wife Ruth, Aberdeen, MD

Two Sisters-in-law;

Veronica Heldman, Celestine, IN

Marcella Heldman; Indianapolis, IN

One Brother-in-law

Elmer Joe Schroering and wife Linda, Jasper, IN

Preceding her in death besides her husband were two daughters; Deborah Schoering who died in childhood, and Marlene McCormick, one grandson; Ryan Uebelhor, one sister; Albertha Knies, and four brothers;  Barnabas, Joseph, Raymond, and Norman Heldman.

Funeral services for Margaret Schroering will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday (January 18, 2016) at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine, Indiana, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday (January 17, 2016) at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, IN.  The St. Joseph’s St. Ann’s Society will pray the rosary at 11:45 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine or St. Joseph Catholic Church or to Dubois County Right to Life.

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