Obit - Edward H. Schlenker (wife's nee Patek)
- Victoria Advocate, 2 Dec 2008
EDWARD H. SCHLENKER
SHINER - Edward H. Schlenker, age 85, died on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. He was born on July 17, 1923, in Petersville, to Henry and Emma Rathkamp Schlenker.
He owned and operated Schlenker Dry Cleaning and Schlenker Cedar Post business for over 50 years; was a rancher; former Shiner ISD School Board member; and a Lutheran. He was a 50-year member of the Shiner Masonic Lodge.
Survivors: wife, Agnes Patek Schlenker; sons, Garland Schlenker and wife Michelle and Darrell Schlenker and wife Patricia, all of Shiner; and grandchildren, Derek Schlenker, Russell Schlenker, Julie Schlenker, Justin Schlenker, and Brady Schlenker.
Preceded in death by: sisters, Hertha Schroeder and Veiona Bishop; and brothers, Norman Schlenker and Theodore Schlenker.
Public visitation will start at 8 a.m. Friday, with family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., at Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at United Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Elaine Gomulka officiating. Masonic graveside services will be at Shiner Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Derek Schlenker, Justin Schlenker, Russell Schlenker, Vaughn Paul Smith, Alan Kloesel, and David Norsdstrand.
Honorary pallbearers: Julie Schlenker and Brady Schlenker.
Memorial contributions may be given to Shiner ISD Education Foundation, P.O. Box 1446, Shiner, TX 77984, Shiner Volunteer Fire Department, or United Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran Church.
Online guest book may be signed at www.thielecooper.com.
Arrangements by Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home, in Yoakum, 361-293-5656.
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