DORIS J. SCHROEDER (NEE RICHEY) CROWN POINT, IN Doris J. Schroeder (nee Richey), age 81, of Crown Point, IN, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2013. Doris is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gene; daughters: Carole Schroeder (Tim Dorece) of Marietta, GA, Gail Ann Schroeder of Asheville, NC, and Nancy (Jim) Langbehn of Crown Point; grandchildren: Grant (Casey Jo) Langbehn of Indianapolis, IN, Audra Langbehn of Indianapolis, IN, Evan Langbehn of Crown Point, and Jenna Grace Dorece of Marietta, GA; brother, Robert (Roseann) Richey of Marshall, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents: Alfred and Opal Richey. Doris was an avid gardener with a Master Gardener Degree from Purdue University. She was approaching 1000 hours of volunteer work as a Master Gardener when she was unable to continue due to health issues. Her beautiful gardens were well known in Crown Point for many years. They appeared on the Crown Point Garden Walk in 1993 and 1998. She was one of the first supporters and volunteer workers at Taltree Arboretum. Doris was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crown Point for 38 years and was a tireless worker for the church. She served several terms as President of the United Methodist Women, Chairperson of the Alter Guild, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and spent many years on the Worship Committee. Doris was devoted to her family and friends, and touched many lives. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 352 South Main St., Crown Point on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. The service will be officiated by Pastor Mark Wilkins and Pastor Thomas Shanahan. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First United Methodist Church would be appreciated. Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, Crown Point, in charge of arrangements. Sign guestbook at www.GeisenFuneralHome.com or contact (219) 663-2500.
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre - Crown Point
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Published in The Times from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2013