Lester Schroer

Lester Edmond Schroer

Wednesday, March 25th, 1931 - Saturday, May 30th, 2020
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Lester Edmond Schroer of Potosi, Missouri, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, May 30, 2020 having reached the age of eighty-nine years, two months and five days. Lester was born on March 25, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late John William Schroer and the late Anna (Shoults) Schroer.

On April 3, 1954, Lester was united in marriage to Mary Ann Laramore and they shared sixty-six years together.

Those who remain to cherish his memory and continue his legacy are: his loving and devoted wife, Mary Ann Schroer; four children: Debra (David) Miles, Joseph (Katherine) Schroer, Michael (Holly) Schroer, Nancy (Andy) Portell; eight grandchildren: Chris (Christi) Gaines, Ben (Erica) Gaines, Ryan (Erica) Schroer, Suzanne (Matt) Dennis, Dylan (Taylor) Portell, Hunter (Audrey) Schroer, Breanna (Tyler) Griffin, Devon Schroer and Fiancé Briana Barber; great grandchildren: Chloe, Carter, Haven, Rebecca, Wyatt, Ian, Isaac, Lydia, Margaret, Eleanor, Jase, Caleigh, and new baby Schroer coming soon. Lester is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Wilma “Sissy” and Bud Coy, June Laramore, Juanita Laramore, George and Janet Laramore, Donald and Jody Laramore, Raymond and Donna Laramore, Erma and Jim Harrelson, Elaine and Michael O’Bryan, Phyllis and Bill Long; nephew, Dan (Pat) Schroer; nieces: Shirley Galvin, Jean Herrell, and Sandy (Jerry) Pannier.

In addition to his father and mother, Lester is preceded in death by his son, Lester Wayne Schroer; granddaughter, Amy Schroer; daughter-in-law, Christina Schroer; seven brothers: Arthur, Joseph, Ernest, Earl, Raymond, Norman, and Norbert Schroer; sister, Norma Denby; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Louie and Alice Laramore; four nephews: Ricky, Bobby, Lawrence, and Kenny Schroer; niece, Kathleen Schroer; In-laws: Melba and Nunis Jones, John Laramore, James Laramore, and Glen “Sonny” Laramore.

Lester proudly served in the United States Army from February 7, 1950 to September 25, 1952 during the Korean War. Lester will receive full military honors consisting of flag folding and presentation, gun salute and Taps.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, Virginia 22215 or to DONATE LIFE AMERICA, 701 East Byrd Street, 16th Floor, Richmond, VA. 23219.

Visitation was held on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 5 to 8 PM at DeClue Funeral Home. Visitation resumed on Tuesday, June 2, from 9 to 11 AM.

A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11 AM at DeClue Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Bill Brammer and Pastor John Canterberry.

Interment and final prayers were held at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi, MO.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 1st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, June 1st, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    DeClue Memorial Chapel
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Bill Brammer
    Pastor John Canterberry
  • Interment

    Caledonia Methodist Cemetery
    Caledonia, MO


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Dennis Heeter

Posted at 11:57am
Our deepest sympathies.

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Caren Evans

Posted at 01:45pm
Sending much love, peace and friendship to all the family. I worked at Purcell Tire for 18 years when he worked there as well. Always a smile. Always kind and considerate. Very upstanding man. Proud to say he was my friend.

Peggy Young

Posted at 11:52am
Lester was an amazing man of God with a wonderful sense of humor. We will always remember him fondly. Our hearts go out to Mary Ann, Nancy and Andy, Breanna, Dillon, Joe, Donnie and Jody and all the other family members and friends who will dearly miss him. Our love and prayers are with you all.

MDC Wildlife Division Leadership Team

Posted at 11:24am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Jeromy Boze

Posted at 09:50am
Sending wishes of peace in your time of sorrow.

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