Paul Lavonne Shrider (1942-2012)
Source: News-Journal, May 2, 2012
Paul Lavonne Shrider, 70, of North Manchester, Indiana died at 9:05 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester. He was born January 27, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to Rev. Paul F. and Violet I. (Bollman) Shrider.
Paul was a 1960 graduate of Glenbard West High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, a 1964 graduate of Manchester College, and received his Master's Degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1969. He married Lorna Lee Winkler in North Manchester on July 28, 1968. He was a high school teacher and the head electrician at Manchester College. Paul was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren and served in the Brethren Volunteer Service from 1964-1966 in Nigeria, Africa. He enjoyed woodworking, genealogy, coin collecting, electronics, computers, and especially his daughters and granddaughters.
He is survived by his wife, Lorna Lee Shrider of North Manchester; 2 daughters, Karen (Steve) Baer of Hebron, Kentucky, and Michele Tackett of Indianapolis, Indiana; 2 granddaughters, Jessica Baer and Jayden Baer, both of Hebron; and his sister, Sharon (George) Spies of Mishawaka, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Tom Richards officiating; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.
Updated posting at Timbercrest, May 2012:
Paul L. Shrider was born January 27, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to Rev. Paul F. and Violet I. (Bollman) Shrider. At that time, Paul's father was attending the Brethren Seminary in Chicago. The family then moved around Ohio for several years as Paul F. preached in various Brethren churches before returning to Chicago.
In 1960 Paul Lavonne graduated from Glenbard West High School in Elmhurst, Illinois and then attended Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana where he earned a degree in math in 1964. He was a member of the North Manchester Church of the Brethren.
After graduation, he entered BVS. Paul was sent to Waka, a Brethren high school in Nigeria, Africa. He really enjoyed his time and the people he met there. He taught math, sports, and repaired many types of mechanical items from bicycles to trucks. Evan and Lucille Kinsley worked there during Paul's two-year assignment. He returned to the States in the fall of 1966.
When Paul first returned to North Manchester, he taught math at Churubusco High School in Churubusco, Indiana.
He married Lorna Lee Winkler in North Manchester on July 28, 1968. They began married life at Cedar Falls, Iowa, where Paul received his Master's degree at the University of Northern Iowa. There they discovered that Iowa weather is even worse than Indiana weather!
After finishing his degree, he taught geometry at Warsaw, Indiana and then moved to LaCrosse, Indiana where he taught electronics, physics and almost all math classes. At the small school he had so many classes that he had to teach electronics and physics during the same period. At LaCrosse they welcomed Karen and Michele into their small family.
In 1979 the family moved to North Manchester, where Paul became the electrician at Manchester College. They were happy to be closer to his parents in North Manchester and Lorna's parents living near Willshire, Ohio. Paul retired in 2007.
Paul enjoyed woodworking, genealogy, coin collecting, electronics, and computers. If anyone needed help with cars, computers, or electrical wiring, Paul was the person to ask. He was always willing to be of assistance. But mostly he enjoyed visiting his daughters and granddaughters.
Paul died on Thursday morning, April 26, 2012 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. He was 70. He is survived by his wife, Lorna Lee Shrider of North Manchester; two daughters, Karen (Steve) Baer of Hebron, Kentucky, and Michele Tackett of Indianapolis, Indiana; two granddaughters, Jessica Baer and Jayden Baer, of Hebron. He delighted in calling his granddaughters his "great" granddaughters. He is also survived by his sister, Sharon (George) Spies of Mishawaka, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Paul was a wonderful man to know. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He was a man you could always count on to do his best.