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Maurice Schlechter, 86, of Polo

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014

POLO — Maurice Schlechter, 86, of Polo, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at the Avera Saint Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.

Burial mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Liborius Catholic Church, Polo, with the Revs. John Helmueller and Chester Murtha officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Polo. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday followed by a 7 p.m. wake service, all at the church.

Maurice Anton was born to Conrad and Mary (Venjohn) Schlechter on June 11, 1928, at their home near Polo in Hand County. He attended Saint Liborius School in Polo.

On June 12, 1951, he married Kathryn Wernsmann at Saint Liborius Church. They farmed together. He was a member of Saint Liborius Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He served many years on the Polo School Board and was also on the Fairview Township board.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, of Polo; nine children, Doris (Randy) Juhnke of Chamberlain, Mike Schlechter, of Miller, Ted (JoEllen) Schlechter, of Huron, Mary (Kevin) Neuhauser, of Midland, Jean (Kevin) Engen, of Brookings, Carol (Mike) Goodrich, of Crooks, Robert (Sheila) Schlechter, of Miller, Cindy (Gaylon) Gerber, of Pierre, and Kathryn (Jeff) Schulz of Aberdeen; nine grandsons; and 13 granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lornie Schlechter of Polo and Paul (Pearl) Schlechter of Polo; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jack Schulz.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller is in charge of arrangements.

Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net.

For the complete article see the 07-15-2014 issue.

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