John A. Schroll


John A. Schroll

John A. Schroll

LAKE CHARLES – John Austin Schroll, 83, departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Johnson Funeral Home. Deacon Glenn Vieu will officiate.

Visitation will begin Monday from 11a.m. until service time. Entombment will be at Consolata Cemetery.

Born in New Orleans to Charles William Schroll Sr. and Gladys Rita Bringhurst Schroll, Mr. Schroll lived most of his life in Lake Charles. He was a graduate of Bolton High School in Alexandria where he participated in football. He attended McNeese State University on football and ROTC scholarships, graduating with a degree in English and as a 2nd Lieutenant. He was one of the first four-year graduates from McNeese. While attending both Bolton High School and McNeese, he was active in various student organizations. Upon graduating from college, Mr. Schroll served his country in the United States Army during Korean Conflict. After his tour of duty with the Army, he worked at Davidson Sash and Door Company for 28 years in the Lake Charles and Jennings plants and was later self-employed as a draftsman designing house plans. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sylvia Delord Schroll of Lake Charles; one son, Phil Schroll of Lake Charles; one daughter, Sheri  (Dennis) Rains; two stepsons, Mark Grosze of Bailey, N.C., and Andrew Grosze of Wilmington, N.C.; four stepdaughters, Martha G. (Ray) Williams of Houston, Texas, Ann G. (Dr. Vince) Bailey of Jennings, Mary Elizabeth G. (Dr. Thomas) Paul of Koenigstein, Germany, and Cynthia G. (Robert) Jeter of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles “Chuck” Edwin Schroll, Charles William “Bill” Schroll, Jr. and Albert Bringhurst “I.E.” Schroll.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation for the compassionate care given their loved one by Dr. Amanda LaComb, Father Fred Reynolds, S.J. and the fabulous staff of the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home, Father Charles McMillin, the hospice care staff of Amedisy and the pastoral staff of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

If you would like, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home and Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church.

Words of comfort may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.

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