Gordon Wilbur Schlechte

Born: Tuesday, October 6th 1942 in York, Nebraska
Died: Thursday, May 29th 2014 in Utica, Nebraska
Age: 71 years, 7 months and 23 days
Memorials In Care Of
Wisconsin Seminary or Martin Luther College
Visitation Time(s)
Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 1:00-8:00
at Volzke Funeral Home
Family will greet friends from 6:30-8:00.
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Service: 10:30 am - Monday, June 2nd 2014
Grace Lutheran Church
746 Pinewood Ave.
Seward, NE  68434
Officiating: Pastor Mark Haefner
Casketbearers: Jeff Schlechte, Mark Schlechte, Collin Naber, Jim Driewer, Ronnie Rathje, Lyle Rathje, Keith Schleusener
Interment: Seward Cemetery
Seward, Nebraska

Gordon was born on October 6, 1942 to Wilbur and Anna (Rathje) Schlechte, in York, Nebraska and was baptized into the kingdom of God. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School and was confirmed on March 25, 1956. Gordon attended Utica High School in Utica, Nebraska and graduated in 1960. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for one year. Gordon served in the Marine Reserves. On October 6, 1973, Gordon was united in marriage to Kathy Vogel at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, Nebraska. He was a cattle feeder/farmer in Utica, Nebraska his whole life. He was also an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Gordon passed away on May 29, 2014 at his home in Utica, Nebraska at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, Utica, Nebraska; brother, Gene (Sandy) Schlechte, Waco, Nebraska; sisters, Janet Schlechte, Iowa City, IA, Mary Pryor, El Reno, Oklahoma, Patricia Schlechte, Jefferson City, Missouri; nephews, Jeff Schlechte and Mark Schlechte; Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Anna (Rathje) Schlechte.

Gordon Schlechte