A Mass of Christian burial for P. Walter Schruefer Sr., a retired insurance agent, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8900 Harford Road.
Mr. Schruefer, a resident of Baltimore County, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a long illness. He was 74.
A native of Baltimore, he attended St. James School on Eager Street.
Mr. Schruefer went to work at Crown, Cork & Seal Co. in 1936 as a laborer and worked his way up to steel mill foreman. He left the company in 1958 when the steel mill was sold.
After leaving the steel mill, he became an agent for the State Farm Insurance Co. He started his agency from his home, and by the time he retired in 1984 it had become one of the largest independent agencies in the state.