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Janice Bertha Elizabeth Topp Schroer
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1938
New Bremen
Auglaize County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 2013
New Bremen
Auglaize County
Ohio, USA

Janice E. Schroer, 74, of New Bremen, OH, died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:55 P.M. at Elmwood of New Bremen. She was born March 29, 1938 in New Bremen, OH, the daughter of Leo and Luella (Blumhorst) Topp who preceded her in death. On September 7, 1957 she married Lloyd W. Schroer who survives east of New Bremen.

Also surviving are her daughters Vicki (Tim) May of New Bremen, Deb (Dave) Hovestreydt of Sidney, and Lori (Kurt) Rindler of New Bremen. Grandchildren include Keith (Steven Meyers) May of Sidney, Jessica (Dakota Blair) May of Minster, Jamie (Cody Russell) Hovestreydt of Sidney, Gerrit Hovestreydt of Sidney, and Jacob, Nathan, and Owen Rindler all of New Bremen. Also surviving is her sister Bonnie (Orville) Heidt of New Knoxville, Ohio. Preceding her in death along with her parents was her brother Robert H. Topp of New Bremen.

Janice was a 1956 graduate of New Bremen High School, where she graduated salutatorian of her class. She served as drum majorette in the band and was a cheerleader for all four years of high school. She was a life-long member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, where she was very involved in the life of the church, including being a member of the Women's Guild, the Busy 12, Satellite C, church secretary for more than 20 years, being a Sunday School teacher for 30 plus years, singing in the Saturday night church choir, and being a Room Mother for the children. She enjoyed following her children and grandchildren in all of their various activities through the years, including being a band booster member, and a member of the C.C.L. group for many years.

Janice retired from working in the Accounting department at Kirk NationaLease, of Sidney in 2007 after 22 years of service. She then worked at Emmy's Bridal of Minster for several years. She was a devoted housewife, mother, and grandmother, also helping out on the family farm since its beginning in 1967. She loved to cook and bake, and throw elaborate parties. Janice and Lloyd enjoyed traveling, visiting every state in the United States, and 26 foreign countries.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will take place following the funeral in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday January 9, 2013 from 2 until 8 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and on Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, or Wilson Home Health/Hospice, 915 West Michigan St., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Condolences to the family may be left at
Family links: 
  Leo William Topp (1905 - 1996)
  Luella Juliane Braun Blumhorst Topp (1906 - 1996)
  Robert H W Topp (1930 - 2007)*
  Janice Bertha Elizabeth Topp Schroer (1938 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
German Protestant Cemetery
New Bremen
Auglaize County
Ohio, USA
Plot: AA-29 (SW/W)
Created by: Lucille Francis
Record added: Jan 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103195623
Janice Bertha Elizabeth <i>Topp</i> Schroer
Added by: Lucille Francis
Janice Bertha Elizabeth <i>Topp</i> Schroer
Added by: Lucille Francis
Janice Bertha Elizabeth <i>Topp</i> Schroer
Added by: Lucille Francis
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 Added: Jan. 9, 2013

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