THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dan Schlenvogt, 91, of Stephenson, Mi. passed away early Friday morning, June 21 at Menominee Care Center.
The son of Charles and Adelle Schlenvogt was born at the family farm house in Ingalls, Mi., in the community where he spent the rest of his life. He married Shirley Johnson in 1946 and they purchased their own dairy farm. They worked together on the farm, while raising three children, until retirement. She passed away in 1997.
Although he was very busy on the farm, he gave his time generously to several community organizations, especially his church, Holy Cross Lutheran. He served on the Mellen Township Board of Review, School Board and was a volunteer fireman. He was a Farm Bureau member, board member of the Farm Service Agency, district secretary for AAL (Thrivent) and board member of the Michigan Milk Association. He served for many years on the Church Council, belonged to the OWLS group at his church and drove a school bus for many years.
After retirement, he was an active volunteer at Roubal's Nursing Home for over 20 years in the Activities Department. He started when his wife, Shirley became a resident there. He played his accordion at the nursing home twice a week for several years as well as performing other volunteer services for the residents. He was also invited to play at other nursing homes in the community as well.
Survivors include two sons, Dan, jr. (Susan) and Mark (Rachel); a daughter, Kathy Ruleau; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold (Virginia) Schlenvogt and a sister, Doreen Hubbard.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley and a grandson, Michael.
Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Sunday, June 23 after 3 p.m. until time of prayer service at 6 p.m. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Micheel officiating. Burial followed in Stephenson Township Cemetery. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, the family requests donations be made in his name to the Mid County Rescue Squad.
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