Chad E. Schlenvogt, 37

Chad E. Schlenvogt, 37, of Port Washington, died early Sunday morning, March 2, 2014, in Upper Michigan.

He was born Dec. 26, 1976, in Port Washington, the son of Bonnie Higgins Schlenvogt and Earl Schlenvogt Jr.  Chad was a 1995 graduate of Port Washington High School and was employed as a maintenance mechanic at Triangle Tool Corp. in Milwaukee for the past 18 years.

On Sept. 30, 2000, he married Jennifer Rychtik at Harrington Beach State Park in Belgium. Chad was a true outdoorsman and particularly liked duck hunting, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling and riding his motorcycle. Chad had a passion for speed and raced stock cars in Plymouth and Chilton in his teens and 20s. He also enjoyed coaching his children’s softball and t-ball teams, and was an active member of Ducks Unlimited. Chad was a loyal friend to everyone he encountered and approached every situation with a smile.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny; his children, Alena and Derek; his mother, Bonnie Schlenvogt of Port Washington; his sister, Carrie (Steve) Schaefer of Fredonia; mother-in-law, Joanne Rychtik; father-in-law, Jim Rychtik Sr.; brothers-in-law, Jim (Deanna) Rychtik and Joe (Dawn) Rychtik all of Port Washington; sister-in-law, Jill Lindert of Milwaukee; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1800 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington.  Interment will be at Union Cemetery. Visitation at the church Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for his children’s education would be appreciated.
Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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