News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 19, 2013

Wayne Leroy Schopmeyer


BOWLING GREEN — BOWLING GREEN — Wayne Leroy Schopmeyer, 87, of Bowling Green, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in The Residence at McCormick’s Creek. He was born June 7, 1926, in Clay County, the son of Roscoe and Bessie Poff Schopmeyer. After his fathers’ death, the family relocated to Patricksburg and he graduated from Patricksburg High School. He won a corn shucking contest while in high school and was well known for his skills. He was a farmer all his working years and he and his family started Schopmeyer Well Drilling, which continues on today. He married Mary Lou Hauser on March 31, 1949, they celebrated 51 years of marriage prior to her death.

Wayne had many talents and hobbies including “making something out of nothing”, hunting, target shooting, and restoring tractors, especially International Harvester, narrow fronts, vintage 1940s - 1950s.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou; a stillborn daughter, Linda Susan; three brothers, Vernis, Lawrence, and Paul; two sisters, Ellen Dalton and Edna Thompson; and one son, Michael Dale Schopmeyer.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne Lynn Schopmeyer and wife Nancy; daughter-in-law, Pamela Schopmeyer; grandchildren, Michelle Sevier (Todd), Brandy May (Randy), Tiffany White (James), Tracy McHenry (Ryan), Steven Schopmeyer (Renee), Sarah Martin, Amanda Baumgartner (Rusty), Deena Rubeck, Michael Wayne Schopmeyer, Brianna Strange (Daniel), Phillip Schopmeyer, and Mikayla Schopmeyer; great-grandchildren, Tristan Sheese, Calob Sheese, Juan Sevier, Pablo Sevier, Lorena Sophia Sevier, India Jolly, Karis Jolly, Maddie Martin, Aubrey White, Evelynn Schopmeyer, Orrin Schopmeyer and Ryne Baumgartner; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Services will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. Eighth St., in Clay City, with Pastor Lemont Bonath officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Private family burial will take place at Poland Zion Cemetery. Light a candle in his memory at: