Nathaniel "Nathan" Hoyt Schroer
Nathaniel "Nathan" Hoyt Schroer, 38 of Evansville passed away at 2:10 pm, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at St. Mary's Medical Center.
Nathan was born October 20, 1975 in Evansville. He was an associate pastor for NorthWoods Church. Nathan attended Oklahoma Baptist University. He served with Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers to train and minister to police officers in Moldova and Kenya. Nathan graduated with honors from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2002. He was a police officer for the Evansville Police Department for 11 years as a patrolman, crime prevention officer, narcotics detective and sexual violence detective. Nathan founded Code 3 Ministries where he shared the Gospel with fellow law enforcement officers. He also served as chaplain for the Evansville Police Department.
Nathan was one of the 2013 "Evansville's 20 Under 40 Emerging Leaders" as honored by Evansville Business Journal. Nathan's testimony had been made into an "I Am Second" film which will be released in 2014. Nathan was a life-long musician who played with several bands, one of which was signed to a major Christian label. He co-founded NKOSI records whose mission is to lead the Evansville Hip-Hop community to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Lindsay (Hutchison) Schroer of Evansville, children, Elyon Hoyt, Micaiah Shaddai and Haddon Lucille Schroer , parents, Margery and Mike Powell of Lynnville, IN, Denis and Marlene Michael of Robards, KY and Gregory Schroer of Evansville, brothers, Jason Simpson (Melinda) of Boonville, IN and Isaac Schroer of Evansville, grandparents, Lucille and William Hoyt Eakins of Evansville and Joyce and John Lloyd of Madisonville, KY and in-laws, David and Carol Hutchison and Cari and Marshal Simpson, all of Mt. Vernon, IL. Nathan was preceded in death by infant twin sisters.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Rd., Evansville with Reverend Bobby Pell, Jr. officiating. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Police Chief Billy Bolin and special friend, Detective Brian Turpin will also be participating in the service.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery where the Fraternal Order of Police Post #73 will perform rites. Matt Clark, David Greenwood, Jeremy Edmondson, Bryan Brown, Eric Krogman and Kevin Corbin will serve as pall bearers and Jason Swiderski and Bill Russel will serve as honorary pall bearers.
Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville will be handling the arrangements.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Schroer Children Education Fund, in care of NorthWoods Church, 9920 N. Green River Rd., Evansville, IN 47725.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the City of Evansville, Fraternal Order of Police, nursing staff of St. Mary's 6 East Unit, Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Mark Browning, the staff and members of NorthWoods Church, Boone Funeral Home and Christian Fellowship Church.
Above all else, Nathan's greatest desire would be for you to know that he is rejoicing in the Glory of the Lord. He would love for you join him. To do so you need to know that you must put your trust in Christ for He is the way, the truth and the life. Nathan would be pleased with Jesus being exalted during this time.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net
Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715
Published in Courier Press on Nov. 21, 2013