Beverly A, Schleg, 75
Oct. 18, 1941 — Nov. 24, 2016
Mrs. Beverly Schleg, of Benjamin Street in Port Washington, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family, following a brief but fierce battle with cancer. She was 75 years old.
Beverly was born in Oshkosh on Oct. 18, 1941, daughter of Edwin and Elizabeth Stals Dommer. While Bev was young, the family moved to the area and she attended a one-room schoolhouse out on Highway O north of Saukville. Bev graduated from Port Washington High School in 1959 and attended Walther Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, earning her nursing degree in 1962.
On Aug. 24, 1963, Beverly was united in marriage with James Schleg at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Washington. The couple settled in Oshkosh while Jim finished school, then moved to Cedarburg in 1965. They later moved to Port Washington in 1989.
Beverly worked at Lasata Nursing Home, St. Alphonsus Hospital in surgery and later as a phone triage nurse at Cedar Creek Clinic in Grafton. She retired from nursing in 2001.
Mrs. Schleg was a very active member of River of Life Lutheran Church in Saukville, participating in the Ladies Aid, Quilting & Dresses For Africa missions and going on four medical trips through Central American Lutheran Mission Society (CALMS). She was also a Stephen Minister. Beverly was member of the Port Washington Senior Center, Chicks with Sticks knitting group and the exercise group. She loved playing golf and bocce ball (at one time she was the senior champion), and enjoyed staying active. Mrs. Schleg liked knitting and crocheting, often entering her work in the County Fair where she frequently won prizes.
Beverly is survived by her husband Jim, of Port Washington, and their four children: Yvonne (Russell) Klotz, also of Port Washington, Stephanie (Kenny) Kinney of Sheboygan County, Thomas (Amy) Schleg of the town of Cedarburg and Rachel (Paul) Kleczka of Chandler, Ariz. She is further survived by nine grandchildren, special great-granddaughter Peyton Felmer, brother Dennis (Doris) Dommer of Fredonia, sisters Sandra (the late Hugo “Bud”) Weiland of Appleton and Diane Dommer of Port Washington, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at River of Life Lutheran Church, 598 Hillcrest Road, Saukville, followed by a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. led by Pastor Peter Kelm.
In lieu of flowers, Beverly wished memorials to go to Lutherans For Life or Central American Lutheran Mission Society.
The Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.