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John Schledewitz, Sr., 89 - December 05, 2007


John Schledewitz, Sr., 89, of Gothenburg, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. Burial will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Schledewitz was born on Sept. 26, 1918, at Gering to John and Mary Schledewitz.
On July 20, 1941, he married Mildred Weinmaster at Minitare. To this union three children were born, one daughter and two sons.
He and his wife shared a lifetime of farming together in many areas of Nebraska, settling on a farm at Maxwell in 1968, where he was an award-winning sugar beet grower. He retired in 1995 and moved to Gothenburg, but continued to enjoy helping on the farm until his health would no longer permit, according to family members.
Schledewitz and his wife were avid bowlers, enjoyed fishing together and spending time with family and friends, said the family. He also enjoyed attending auctions, going to the coffee shop and to church.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, John and Mary; three brothers—Philip, Hank and John Cler; two sisters—Molly Kildow and Katie DeFruiter; great-grandson, Derek Henry.
Survivors include: his wife, Mildred; a daughter, JoAnn (Alan) Rosse of Lincoln; two sons—John (Donna) Schledewitz and Larry (Sue) Schledewitz, both of Maxwell; eight grandchildren—Mitch (Diane) Gregg, Kelly Henry and friend, Joe Klein, Jill (Jim) Falcon, Johnny and Janet Schledewitz, Aaron (Teri) Schledewitz, Samantha and Amber Schledewitz and friend, Bruce Watson; eight great-grandchildren—Erika and Zachary Gregg, Jalissa, Jimmy and Justin Falcon, Jaylen, Marissa and Garett Schledewitz; sisters—Rose (Al) Vlcek of Wilber, Mary Jacobs of Lincoln and Dorothy (Bruce) Lobdell of Gothenburg; brother, Ed (Leota) Schledewitz of Kearney; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg and the Maxwell Scholarship Fund.
Condolences may be sent to: Mildred Schledewitz, 1011 16th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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