|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 2008|
Gene Schleuning, 88, died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at Protection Valley Manor, Protection.
He was born June 26, 1920 at Bison, Kansas, the son of Jacob and Kathryn Schwindt Schleuning. He moved to Dodge City in 1942 when the airbase moved in. He owned and operated shoe repair shops and antique stores in Dodge City and Kinsley. He worked for Fairmount and Sam Shoe Store until retiring in 2000. He was an avid coin collector. On August 1, 1941, he married Betty Faye Lewis at McCracken, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include: 4 sons, Bill and wife Sylvia, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, Don and wife Karen, Terrill, Texas, Larry, Topeka and Rick and Yi, Dodge City; 5 daughters, Sonja Barnes, Dodge City, Bonnie Finney and husband Robert, Diamondville, Wyoming, Jeanie Schaffer and husband Ron, Dodge City, Peggy Marshall and husband Rick, Minneola and Jennie Ewers and husband Willie, Columbus, Montana; 2 brothers, Levi and Jack and wife June all of Sterling; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Elmer, Rueben, and Edwin, his sister, Viola Manchester and his granddaughter, Rebecca Dreiling.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 am Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, with Rev. Orlando Jantz presiding. Friends may call from 9am-8pm Tues at Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City. The family suggests memorials to Sterling House, The Good Samaritan Center or St. Catherine Hospice all in care of Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave, Dodge City, Kansas 67801.
Jacob Schleuning (1886 - 1969)
Kathryn Schwindt Schleuning (1886 - 1946)
Betty Faye Lewis Schleuning (1922 - 2013)*
Donald Eugene Schleuning (1944 - 2013)*
Bonnie Jo Schleuning Finney (1951 - 2013)*
Viola Mae Schleuning Manchester (1912 - 2006)*
Levi Leon Schleuning (1918 - 2009)*
Eugene Vance Schleuning (1920 - 2008)
Jack Gilbert Schleuning (1928 - 2013)*
Maple Grove Cemetery
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Nov 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31545945