Obit: Schlichting, Douglas G. (1930 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Boerned, Cluppert, Gille, Gower, Morien, Mueller, Rosien, Schlichting, Wallander-Riendeau, Wendtland

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 12/04/2013

Schlichting, Douglas G. (25 APR 1930 - 24 NOV 2013)

Douglas G. Schlichting, age 83, of Minocqua, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston.

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 August 18, 1994.

He later married Gloria Wallander-Riendeau on 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. He 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 Boerned) Schlichting of Glendale and Robert (Karen) Schlichting of Hamburg; one daughter-in-law, Karen Jean Schlichting of Athens; three grandsons; one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; 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; a son, Roger E. Schlichting; a brother-in-law, William Morien; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Darlene and Clarence Wendtland.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church in Arbor Vitae (10868 Old 51 North) with Rev. Jonathan Cluppert presiding. Family and friends are invited to join for a visitation on Friday from 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 time of services.

Committal services will be held on 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.

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