Douglas G. Schlichting, 83, of Minocqua, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Arbor Vitae, 10868 Old Highway 51 N., with Rev. Jonathan Cluppert officiating.
Family and friends are invited to join for a visitation Friday, Nov. 29, 4-7 p.m., at Saint John Ev. Lutheran Church (High Steeple Church) in the Town of Wien and on Saturday at the church in Arbor Vitae from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Committal services will be held Saturday at 3:15 p.m. back at Saint John Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Wien.
Acting as pallbearers will be Tim Schlichting, Todd Schlichting, Andy Schlichting, Brendan Gille, Justin Gille and Cody Tesch. Honorary pallbearers will be Angie Mueller and Billie Jo Gille.
Arrangements are entrusted to Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer.
Doug was born April 25, 1930, in the Town of Buena Vista, Almond, to Louis Schlichting and the former Eva Gower. After his education was completed he entered the United States Navy and proudly served his country for two years.
After his honorable discharge he married Mildred Margaret Gladys Wendtland at St. John Ev. Lutheran (High Steeple) Church. Sadly, she passed away Aug. 18, 1994. He later married Gloria Wallander-Riendeau May 10, 2003, in Minocqua. She survives.
Doug worked in electrical maintenance for companies including Century Fence in Waukesha and Nordberg Manufacturing in Milwaukee.
His hobbies included fishing, hunting all kinds of game including moose, elk, turkey deer and bear. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved gardening, solving crossword puzzles, watching birds at his feeders, enjoyed bowling and golfing and playing a friendly game of shuffleboard.
Doug was instrumental in founding Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha and Peace Lutheran Church in Arbor Vitae and gave his time freely as an elder at the Lutheran churches he was involved in and attended the men’s Bible studies as well. Currently he was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Arbor Vitae.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria, of Minocqua; three children, Shirley (Daniel) Rosien of Edgar, Gregory (Ellie Boerner) Schlichting of Glendale, and Robert (Karen) Schlichting of Hamburg; one daughter-in-law, Karen Jean Schlichting of Athens; three grandsons and one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; sadly missed by all of Gloria’s children; three step-granddaughters and seven step-great-grandchildren. Doug is further survived by one sister, Mae Morien of Stratford; and one brother, David (Diane) Schlichting of Minocqua; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends from this area and the Minocqua area.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mildred; on son, Roger E. Schlichting; one brother-in-law, William Morien; and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Darlene and Clarence Wendtland.
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