Condolence & Memory Journal


I am Ken"s classmate from the Illinois College of Optometry. He was great guy back in Optometry school as well. Even though I have not seen him since graduation, I thought of him often. Just last week I was telling my wife about him. I remember the fun times we used to have. He was warm, engaging and quite convivial. It was an honor to have met and known such a man for our years at Optometry school.


Dr. Gerard Prchal Orland Park, Illinois

Posted by Gerard Prchal - Orland Park, IL - Classmate   January 23, 2021

I am so sad to hear about Dr. Schroer's passing. I had a visit with him in the past few months and just had a normal conversation. He was like that, very personable and made you feel at home during your visits. He was truly an amazing person. This is a tremendous loss. I am sending prayers up for his loved ones.

Posted by Aubrey Rauen    November 23, 2020

Melissa-Carl and I were shocked to hear of Ken's passing. We will greatly miss him, so will our eyes. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Betina Bartels - Delhi, OH - Acquaintance   September 10, 2020

I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Kenneth Schroer's passing. He has been our family Ophthalmologist for many years. It was always a pleasure to speak to him during my appointments. He was always kind, considerate and caring. I have been also been a patient of Dr. Melissa Schroer for nearly 25 years. I have come to know both of them and their family though all those years of visits when we have shared the joys, concerns. celebrations and milestones of our lives. I am grateful to have had this association with them. They feel like a part of my extended family and my heart is breaking right now. My deepest condolences, sympathy, and prayers go out to Melissa, Tim, Matthew and the rest of the family. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Jennifer McGuire - CINCINNATI, OH - Friend   September 03, 2020

Tim and family. We are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Palmiere family.

Posted by A friend   September 01, 2020

Melissa and Family-
I am so sorry to learn that Ken passed away. Truly a wonderful person! And he loved His family more than anything on this earth. I was first your neighbor and then became Ken's patient. We had some wonderful conversations out in the front yard and during my eye exams. Ken was such down to earth guy and someone you could sit and talk with for hours-like a brother! I wish I could have seen him one more time. (Having moved away almost 10 years ago and living in Liberty now I did not continue as his patient) I hope to see him again when the Lord Jesus calls me home. I know you must miss him terribly. I am praying for you.

Posted by Susan Lameier-Smith - Liberty Township, OH - Friend   August 31, 2020

I just heard the news as Covid has kept me somewhat isolated. It was a great pleasure to coach Kenny in Track at Elder High School. He was also fantastic as my eye doctor. Ken will be missed.

Posted by Steve Spencer - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 28, 2020


It was a great surprise to hear the loss of Dr. Kenneth Schroer. He was our family's eye doctor for over a decade. He was such a wonderful doctor and his gentleness and professionalism would be greatly missed. Our condolence goes to Dr. Melissa Schroer, his wife who has been our family doctor for the past sixteen years since we moved to Cincinnati. May his memory soften the blow of your loss. Our condolence goes to Dr. Melissa, Timothy, Matthew and the entire Schroer family.

Posted by Bode, Bola, Dayo & Erin Olakanmi - Delhi Township, OH   August 27, 2020

Dr. Schroeder was my mom's (Joan Spade) doctor and mine , we are so sorry for your loss, he was always upbeat and a caring doctor. Prayers for comfort and peace for the family. Brenda and Joan Spade

Posted by Brenda Spade    August 24, 2020

I'm so sorry to just find out. He was my eye doctor. He was always kind and personable. I was just thinking it was time to go visit. He took good care of my eyes. I will miss his professionalism and his kindness

Posted by Virginia Volle - Cincinnati, OH - Neighbor   August 23, 2020

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Melissa Tm and Matthew

Posted by Nettie and Joe Meisberger - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 23, 2020

Dr. Schroer was a fine physician and an even better person. He'll be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Melissa Schroer and the entire Schroer family.

Posted by DEREK JOHNSON - Cincinnati, OH   August 22, 2020

I am sorry to hear that Dr Ken Schroer died. He was my eye Doctor for many years. I will keep Dr. Melissa Schroer and family in our prayers

Posted by Donald Faber - Cincinnati, OH - Acquaintance   August 22, 2020

My most sincere condolences to the entire Schroer family. My heart is broken over your loss. Ken (Kenny) was my first friend on Cassandra Ct. He taught me how to ride a bike and gave me the confidence to ride down the "big hill" on Cassandra.
We played Kick the Can, traded baseball cards and once when we were 5ish, we covered ourselves in mud after a rain storm. We received quite the scolding from either Tom or Terry.
He was a sweet, caring man with a wonderful sense of humor. I will miss him and he will always hold a special place in my heart.
Much love to all of you,
Paula Joerling

Posted by Paula Joerling - Atlanta, GA - Friend   August 22, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. Ken was a very kind man. I enjoyed talking with him when he would shop at Remke when it was still open. He would always say Hello to me by name when I was in your waiting room and he would be walking into his office. Such a kind man. You and your boys are lifted up in my prayers for strength during this difficult time.

Posted by Jami Daniel - Cincinnati, OH - Acquaintance   August 21, 2020

Melissa, Tim and Matthew, I am so sorry for your loss. I send you my deepest condolences. We all lost a wonderful doctor and friend who will be greatly missed.

Posted by Nancy Cavanaugh - CINCINNATI, OH - Friend   August 21, 2020

Dr Schroer was my doctor and was so nice and helpful.May god watch over him.My condolences to his family.

Posted by tom goff - cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 21, 2020

To Melissa and her sons, I just found out about your husband and I am so sorry. I could tell he was a kind and generous man just from watching him while I was waiting in the office. My heart breaks for all of you.

Posted by Linda Pelley - Cincinnati, OH   August 21, 2020

Dr. Schroer had been my optometrist for over 25 years. He was one of the kindest, sweetest men I have ever known. My heart breaks for his wonderful wife Melissa and for the sons he always spoke of lovingly and proudly. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Beverly Thie - Cincinnati, OH   August 21, 2020

I my a patient of both Melissa and Ken, my thoughts, prayers and love are with the family.

Posted by Annette Branigan - Cincinnati, OH   August 21, 2020

Melissa and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved telling everyone that you two shared an office building because it is just one of the sweetest things I can think of. I love coming in for my visit with Melissa and always getting a smile and a "Hi, how are you?" from Ken. He is already missed by so many. Melissa, I know you truly had found your person and I'm heartbroken for you.
Deepest Sympathies,
Tabitha Swett

Posted by Tabitha Swett - Burlington, KY - Acquaintance   August 21, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear about this. Much love and prayers.
Allison, Carolyn, Jack, Elizabeth, Josephine

Posted by Allison Finley    August 21, 2020

My kids and I are patients of both Melissa and Ken. Both are extremely amazing, kind and genuine people. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Shannon, Jeff, Kyle, Aiden & Peyton Cruse

Posted by Shannon Cruse - Cincinnati, OH   August 20, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. I realize your son played sports with my son, Bobby Seitz. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Patricia Seitz - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 20, 2020

Doctor Schroer was my eye doctor. When I was pregnant last year, he told me that you know your parents love you, but you don't understand just how much they love you until you have your own kids to love. That stuck with me. Such a kind man. My deepest condolences to the Schroer family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Natalie Wandstrat - CINCINNATI, OH   August 20, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Ken 20 years ago when I first called on Melissa. Going to their office was always the best part of my day because I got to see both of them :) Ken was one the kindest souls I have ever met in my life. Even when he was busy, he would take the time to say hi, welcome me with a big smile & hug and wanted to know how I was doing. That is how I will remember Ken, someone that treated me like family and touched the lives of so many. We are all better for knowing Ken. Heaven just added an angel and I know he is looking down on us with all the kindness in the his big heart.

Sending my love and prayers to Melissa, their boys and your entire family,
Julie Bockenstette

Posted by Julie Bockenstette - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   August 20, 2020

Kenny,I will miss our catching up conversations at the KOA. Melissa, you and Ken May be one of the cutest couples of all time. Lois and I send our heart and prayers to you and family.
Dr Jim Luckett

Posted by Jim Luckett - Louisville, KY   August 20, 2020

Schroer family,

My condolences and prayers to your family on the loss of one great guy. Ken was my eye doctor, loved him. Always upbeat, patient, and quick to see you. Great care, great man.

God Bless you and your family... you have an angel in heaven looking down on you.

Fran Feldman

Posted by Fran Feldman - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 20, 2020


My deepest condolences to your family! I was a patient of Dr. Ken Schroer. I know his patients will miss him dearly!! I loved going to see him, he always had such a great attitude and was such a kind person. Dr. Schroer saved my mom's eyesight by finding something of concern in one of her eyes so he sent her to a retina specialist. Had he not seen this in mom's eye, she would be blind in that eye today. My entire family loved him and will truly miss him!!! Karen McPeak, Erika McPeak, Angela Murphy, Hailee Murphy, Emily Murphy, Patrick Murphy

Posted by Karen McPeak - Cincinnati, OH - Acquaintance   August 20, 2020

Prayers for your beautiful family; Michael and I are so sorry. You were blessed to have such a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. God bless you!

Posted by Beverly Sullivan - Edgewood, KY - Friend   August 20, 2020

So sorry for Melissa and the boys. We will always miss that great smile that he had when you walked into his shop in Delhi. It was your shop and he was their to HELP you! And up course, there are all of the BROTHERS who he loved, not to forget everyone else. The name Schroer is correctly smelled FAMILY. Ken you have created a village that loves you and will take care of Melissa and the boys.

You will be missed but not forgotten!

Rest In Peace!

Bill and Linda KASPER

Posted by Bill Kasper - Cincinnati, OH - Family Friend   August 20, 2020

To Dr. Melissa & Family, and to his brother Tom and Staff of Schroer Eye Center,
Ken was an outstanding colleague and friend, always looked forward to seeing him at our meetings and sharing stories. I was truly saddened to hear of his passing, and I offer you my most heartfelt sympathy. I will keep you in our prayers as you struggle to deal with his loss. God give you strength!

Mike Giovanetti

Posted by Michael Giovanetti - Cincinnati, OH - Friend   August 19, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. We only knew Ken from Schroer's eye center. What a great person and Dr. We will miss him dearly. Prayers

Posted by Victoria Ryles - Cincinnati, OH - Acquaintance   August 19, 2020

I knew Ken well when he practiced in Louisville. One of my all-time favorite people. What a tragic loss.

Posted by Steve Bloom - Louisville, KY - Friend   August 19, 2020


Sending My Deepest Sympathy And Condolences To Each Of You.
I Worked And Assisted (Only Knew Him As Our One Of A Kind "Dr. Schroer" For Many Years. He Was An Amazing Man!
Our Staff Always Loved Him And So Did His Patients.
Dr. Schroer Was A Very Proud Husband And Father. He Loved You Melissa, Timothy And Matthew. He Spoke So Loving And Often Of Each Of You. He Loved You 3 So Much!❤
He Was A Wonderful, Kind, Gentle, Soft Spoken, Caring And Unforgettable Man.
He Often Spoke And Shared Special Stories Of You Brothers, Sister-In-Laws, Neices And Nephews.
I Am Thankful For All The Sweet Memories He Left And Will Always Treasure Them.
Jennia (Porter) Stringer

Posted by Jennia Stringer - Florence, KY - Friend   August 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Ken was a great guy and the best neighbor. He will be missed by all.

Posted by cathy dezarn - cincinnati, OH - Neighbor   August 19, 2020