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Walter Joseph Oakford Schreiner
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Obituary for Walter Joseph Oakford Schreiner

ROCKVILLE- Walter Joseph Oakford Schreiner, 76, of Rockville, Indiana passed away peacefully at 9:31 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute surrounded by his children.

He was born February 11,1942 in Croydon, Pennsylvania to Marie Weber and Walter Oakford, who preceded him in death.


He married Patricia Marie Hughes on April 28, 1961. They were married for 44 years before she passed on February 9, 2006. Together, they owned and operated Lite Scent, Inc.


Survivors include his children, Michael James (Shelley) Schreiner of Niles, Michigan, Patricia Marie (Brian) Marcum of Columbus, Ohio, Walter Joseph (Mary) Schreiner, Jr. of St. Louis, Michigan, Mark David (Pete) Schreiner-Sturm of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Michelle (Thomas) Crane of Hobart, Indiana; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Joseph Schreiner.


Walter was a graduate of Bishop Egan Catholic High School. He was a Navy Veteran serving aboard the USS Calcaterra during the Cuban Missile Crisis as an E5 Electrician. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister. He was Post Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Taylor Post 1752, member of American Legion Fellenzer Post 48, AMVETS Post 61 and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was dedicated to his fellow veterans in many ways including faithfully serving with the Military Funeral Honor Guard. He was loved and respected by many, and will be greatly missed.


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Monday, April 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 201 E. Ohio Street, Rockville, with Father Varghese Maliakkal officiating and Parke County veterans conducting military honors at the conclusion of Mass. Visitation is 2-6 pm Sunday at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard Street, Rockville.

Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to the VFW post 1752, 213 W. Ohio Street, Rockville, IN 47872 in his memory.

Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Sunday

29

Apr

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gooch Funeral Home

112 W. Howard St
Rockville, Indiana 47872

Service

Monday

30

Apr

11:00 AM
Saint Joseph Catholic Church

201 E. Ohio St.
Rockville, IN 47872

Military honors will be held at the conclusion of Mass.

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