George Alan Schroll, 57, of St. Louis, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in St. Louis. He is now "alive with the Lord" after a prolonged and difficult battle from a neurological motor disorder which is consistent with Multiple Systems Atrophy. Mr. Schroll's wife is Norma Ruth Fischer, formerly from Marshall.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood. Congregational hymns will include "In Christ Alone," "Beautiful Savior" and "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" as well as the Christ Community Lutheran School Choir. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in Our Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials are suggested to KFUO radio, Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood or Christ Community Lutheran School.
Born April 25, 1948, he was the son of the late George John Schroll and Evelyn Marjorie Busch. He was baptized June 13, 1948, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Louis. At Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis he was confirmed in his Christian faith on March 26, 1961. On April 21, 1979, he was married to Norma Ruth Fischer at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood. He was a graduate of Southwest High School and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was employed by McDonnell Aircraft company for 19 years. He was employed by LCMS Video for three years and Lutheran Hour Ministries for seven years. He fulfilled his passion for broadcast journalism by hosting several radio programs over the years, including "Allelu" on KFUO Lutheran radio in St. Louis, where he was a part-time engineer for 26 years. He served on the Board of Public Relations and was the announcer for the Concordia Lutheran Church broadcast. He was instrumental as a sound system specialist volunteer at Concordia and sang in the church choir. He was a member of the Webster Groves Theatre Guild. He was a member and past officer of "The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri" and "Mississippi Valley Packards."
In addition to his wife Norma, he is survived by three sons, George Michael Schroll of Seymore, Ind., Grant Edward Schroll of St. Louis and Gregory Thomas Schroll and wife Jennie of Seward; one brother, Robert J. Schroll of Dearborn, Mich.; one aunt, Delores Busch of St. Louis; several cousins and a host of friends.
Additional survivors in this area include his mother-in-law, Mrs. Roberta Fischer of Marshall; a brother-in-law, Larry E. Fischer of Higginsville; two sisters-in-law, Donna Koester and husband Steve of Gardner, Kan., and Connie Reagles and husband Lee of Marshall; three nieces, Bethany Marie Koester Taylor and husband Keith of Torrence, Calif., Aubrie Nicole Koester of Manhattan, Kan., and Ashton Anna Adele Reagles of Marshall.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Norma Schroll, 8300 S. Laclede Station Road, Affton, MO 63123.
The above is a paid obituary.