LEWISTON, MN - John A. Schloegel, 91, of Lewiston, MN, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at his home.
John was born on February 11, 1928, in Wilson, MN to Michael and Katherine (Dorsch) Schloegel. He was raised in Wilson on the family farm. On June 2, 1953, John was united in marriage with Rita Kallas. John's family reestablished their farming operation south of Lewiston where John worked all of his career. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Winona, MN, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Lewiston, the National Farmers Organization, and the Fremont Township Board. In his spare time, John enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by four children: Robert (Debra) Schloegel of Rochester, Ron (Jean) Schloegel of Edgewood, WA, Linda Schloegel of Lewiston, and James (Josephine) Schloegel of Lewiston; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two siblings: Bernice Ruhoff and Imgard Weimerskirch; and by sisters-in-law: Ione Schloegel, Millie Marg, and Lorraine Redig.
John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita; brother, Frank; and sister, Eleanor Cox.
There will be an 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Lewiston with The Reverend Glenn Frerichs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and also one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Tuesday.
Please leave a memory of John and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service of Lewiston is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Deepest sympathy to your family. I remember John very well. As a neighbor he spent time working with my parents, Wayne/Elfrieda Greethurst completing farm harvest tasks. John was always a
neighbor willing to help. I always remember his unique hardy laugh. I assisted my mother serving meals to nourish the hard working farmers.John worked along with Wayne,Harvey Rislow,and John Anderson. I also did some babysitting for John and Rita. Wonderful memories the Fremont farmers sharing conversation, work, & talents as farming neighbors.
Dear Schloegel family, we are so sorry for your loss of such a special and gentle man. Uncle John’s kindness was always the first thing you noticed. He also left us with fond memories of the squirrel feeder he made and we enjoyed in our front yard tree for years. He also took on the role of stand in bidder for us at the Winona County fair and won the bid for a chainsaw wood sculpture of a 10 foot fish. This fish reminded us of him for many years as it graced our small pond. I also enjoyed many visits to Lewiston and uncle John and aunt Rita’s house where I heard a lot of fishing stories!
Laurie Kathryn (Schloegel) & Jeff Loeb
Deepest sympathy to the Schloege family. Very sorry for your loss.
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