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Delphan R. Schlesinger

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 11th, 2013

SUBLETTE - Delphan R. Schlesinger, 94, of Sublette died June 4, 2013 at Heritage Health, Mendota.

Private services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton with Rev. Jamie Wallace officiating. Burial was at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. His six grandchildren were pallbearers. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota provided the arrangements.

Mr. Schlesinger was born Sept. 7, 1918 in Sublette to Edwin and Hattie (Kessel) Schlesinger. He married Arlene Pierce on Feb. 21, 1941 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2012.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Robert) Kellen of Sublette; two sons, Randy Schlesinger of Sublette and Gale (Jeanne) Schlesinger of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; six grandchildren, Brent Ehlers, Brad Ehlers, Holli Tongate, Brandon Schlesinger, Derek Schlesinger and Kendra Preston; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, one sister in infancy and one brother, Babe.

Mr. Schlesinger was a graduate of Mendota High School. He was a dairy farmer in the Sublette area and also was employed by Illinois Department of Transportation until retiring in 1982. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton and served on the church council.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton.

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