Arnold J. Schladweiler, 92


Arnold J. Schladweiler, 92, of the town of Farmington, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at The Lighthouse of West Bend. He was born on Jan. 7, 1921, in the town of Farmington, the son of the late Jacob P. and Elizabeth (Schneider) Schladweiler, and on May 23, 1942, he was united in marriage to Mary Riley in St. Louis, Missouri. Mary preceded Arnold in death on July 8, 1989.

Arnold proudly served his country in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was employed by Gehl Company in West Bend, retiring April 1, 1986, following 41 years of service. Arnold was a member of the Hexelbank Club and of St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaels.

Those Arnold leaves behind to cherish his memory include four children, Daniel (Carol) Schladweiler and Robert (Geri) Schladweiler, both of West Bend, Patricia (Larry) Beal of Random Lake and Nancy (Larry) Krahn of Kewaskum; two sisters, Ione Kohlman of West Bend and Estelle Matenaer of the town of Farmington; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Schladweiler of the town of Farmington and Corrine Schladweiler of Escondido, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Arnold was preceded in death by three brothers, LeRoy, Clemens and Al (Naomi) Schladweiler; five sisters, Mildred (Edgar) Wolf, Bernice (Ed) VanBeek, Marcella (Peter) Schmidt, Viola (Clarence) Schoenbeck and Delores (John) VanBeek; and a brother-inlaw, Ralph Matenaer.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Arnold will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaels with the Rev. Edwin Kornath officiating. Military honor rites by members of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum will follow Mass, and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of Mass. Memorials to the charity of oneís choice are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Arnoldís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.