David G. Schlei

April 17, 1936 ó Nov. 3, 2014 

David G. Schlei David G. Schlei of Waukesha passed away peacefully on Monday, November 3, 2014, at ManorCare in Pewaukee at the age of 78. He was born on April 17, 1936, in Sussex, the son of Walter and Elsie. David proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the F.C.R.V. (Family Campers and RVers) and the Commanders Club for disabled American veterans. David was an Altar Guild for Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, volunteered with the Boy Scouts, was part of 4-H and loved his dogs.

David will be dearly missed by his wife, Marilyn (nee McKenna); stepchildren, Randall Riek of Waukesha, Ronald (Lisa) Riek of Waukesha and Donna Hedges of Genoa City; step-grandchildren, Amanda Riek, Tiffany Beineman, Brandon Riek, Tristan Riek, Nathan Alpanalp, Patrick Alpanalp, Dustan Alpanalp, Jaime Riek, Courtney Hedges and Casandra Hedges; step-great-grandsons, Ethan and Wyatt Alpanalp; and other nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Kenneth and Donald.

The visitation for David will be held on Wednesday, November 12, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 6:00 p.m. memorial service at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2016 Center Road, Waukesha, WI 53189. Burial will take place at a later date at Springfield Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Davidís name are appreciated to Christ the Servant Lutheran Church (see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit