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Willard Schleben

1932 - 2020

Willard Otto Schleben age 88 of Moltke Township passed away September 3, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland.

He was born January 1, 1932 in Moltke Township to Otto and Lorene (Flemming) Schleben.

Willard was a lifelong farmer and woodsman. He owned and operated Schleben Farm and Forest. Throughout the years he was never without a loving K-9 companion. Willard was an avid sportsman and loved harvesting hay from the fields each summer. On Sunday afternoons you were sure to find him enjoying a meal at his all-time favorite restaurant, Big Boy.

He is survived by nine children, Linda (Joseph) Kuznicki of Rogers City, Judy (Charles) Waldroup of Gaylord, Carl (Sherry) Schleben, Dennis Schleben, Rudolph Schleben, all of Rogers City, Sarah (Kent) Dennings of Lansing, Mark Schleben, William Schleben and Scott Schleben also all of Rogers City; and14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Willard was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lorene; three brothers, Arnold, Duane and Delmar; and one sister, Emily.

His funeral is set for at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 5 th at the Beck Funeral Home with Pastor Laraine Sundin officiating.

Memorials may be given to St. James Lutheran Church in Moltke.

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Willard Schleben – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI