Violet L. Kreischer

    Violet L. Kreischer, 96, of Decatur, died at 9:50 a.m. Monday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
    She was born on March 5, 1915, in Adams County to Welker E. and Nora A. Hoffman Woodruff.
    She married H. Darrel Kreischer on August 24, 1935, in Covington, Kentucky; he passed away on July 10, 1980.
    Violet was a homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur, and a former member of the Ladies of the Moose.
    Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Cowans of Springfield, Ohio, and Janice Schelsky of Stillwater, Oklahoma; one son, Allan Kreischer of St. Paris, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Chris Cowans (and wife Colette), Mrs. David (Kelly) Rumschlag, Mrs. Norman (Kimberly) Reilly, Mrs. Brian (Tammy) Huckaby, Mrs. Chris (Shelli) Shoaf, Chad Kreischer (and wife Denise), Ben Kreischer, Jeremy Kreischer (and wife Kristri), and Nick Kreischer (and wife Carmen); 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Woodruff; one grandson, Troy Allan Kreischer; two sons-in-law, Daniel Cowans and Chuck Schelsky; and four sisters, Marie Marbach, Ruth Andrews, Georgia Wallace, and Marjorie Daniels.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with Woodcrest Chaplain John Follett officiating.
    Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
    Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Friday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
    Preferred memorials are to First United Methodist Church in Decatur or to Mooseheart, a facility in Illinois owned and operated by the Loyal Order of Moose.