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Memorial Service

Lost Springs Cemetery
Monday September 14th, 2020

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George August Schlesener, Jr.

George's life began on February 8, 1927 in rural Herington.  He was the son of George A. and Jennie E. (Fall) Schlesener.  George was a 1947 graduate of Herington High School.  He was united in marriage to the former Mary Ann Schneider on March 25, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ramona.  George worked for the Rock Island Line, Oklahoma – Kansas Line and Southern Pacific Railroads retiring in 1993 as an Engineer. In addition to his railroad career, he was a farmer, raising livestock and crops.  Mary and George moved into town in 2010.  George served as a Dickinson County Commissioner for 12 years, served on the Tri-county Fair Board, and the Herington Housing Authority for many years.  He was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and sang in the choir.  George often sang for weddings and funeral in the area.  His greatest joy was his family which includes his wife of 69 years Mary of Herington; children Thomas Schlesener, Georgia ( Garland) Rucker, Jayne (Roger) Engle, Christine (Michael) Trapp, all of Herington and Ginger (Michael) Born of Overland Park; grandchildren Jennifer (Matthew) Scott, Elizabeth Schlesener, Justus Rucker, Jonathan (Kaleigh) Rucker, Travis ( Katie) Engle, Andrea (Ryan) Mulvany, Sarah Jo Trapp, Nicholas (Lindy) Trapp, Lucas (Nikki) Born and Steven Born; great grandchildren Connor and Logan Scott, Lillian and Isaac Rucker, Megan and Caleb Engle, Molly and Henry Mulvany, Fallon Trapp, Kameron Hall, William, Lilly Ann and Garbriel Born.  George passed away on September 8, 2020 at Herington Municipal Hospital.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Merrill and James, and sister Geraldine Jones.  His family will gather with friends on Monday September 14th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. for his memorial service led by Pastor Bill Neuman.  He will be laid to rest in Sunset Hill Cemetery at a later date.  Yazel-Megli Funeral Home is serving the family.  Memorial contributions in George's name may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Dickinson County Hospice. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of George at www.ymzfh.com.

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We extend our condolences to the family. George was a great railroad engineer and a great friend. Always appreciated his knowledge, wisdom and ability to analyze issues. Truly a wonderful gentleman. Good Bless.
Chester and Joyce Leach

Chester and Joyce Leach Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

Rose Bina Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry- my thoughts & prayers! I remember George when he was County Commissioner-he was always friendly & caring!

Leah Hern Sep 12 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember our Uncle George as the sweetest man, funniest man and smartest man that God, let meet. I love you Uncle George and I miss you.

Linda schwemmer Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Schlesener, Jr.

Jane Protzman Dorsey, West Richland, WA Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM