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LOREN RONALD SCHIRMER
April 13, 1939 ~ August 31, 2011
Loren Ronald Schirmer died of a stroke on Aug. 31, 2011 in Hilton Head, SC, where he had resided for the last two years. Before South Carolina, he lived in Escondido, CA for 18 years. He was born April 13,1939 in Portland, OR to Arthur and Alice Schirmer.
Ron was a salesman for Aid Association for Lutherans, manager for Sun Life of Canada, before founding Pathway Lutheran Ministries 18 years ago.
Ron is survived by his wife, Mary, of 42 years; and seven children, Chris von Schirmer of Vancouver, WA, Darwin von Schirmer of Vancouver, WA, Jeffrey Schirmer of Hilton Head, SC, Laurie Wright of Naperville, IL, Aaron Schirmer of Oakland, CA, Michael Schirmer of San Francisco, CA and Jill Roehl of Winchester, CA; and 14 grandchildren.
Ron will be buried in Escondido at Community Lutheran Church where a memorial service will also take place on Oct. 15th.
Memorial contributions may be sent to: Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School, 1600 N 40th St., East St. Louis, IL 62204.
Please sign Loren's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Oct. 2, 2011