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Arlo William Schlechte -Age 88 of Tomball, TX, formerly of Elburn, IL, went home to be with the Lord, June 15, 2008. Having battled declining health for some time, he passed away peacefully at home; gratefully claimed the promise of his Savior and joyfully joined his beloved Loraine.Arlo was born November 9, 1919 at family home in McCool Junction, Nebraska, the sixth child of Ernest and Helena (Uffelman) Schlechte. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Dec. 21, 1919, attended St. John’s Lutheran School through 8th grade and was also confirmed at St. John’s on March 25, 1934.Arlo lived at home and worked on the family farm until moving to Illinois in 1940. He first worked on a local dairy farm but in December of 1942 he switched to feeding cattle for another area farmer and continued there until 1951 when he married Loraine Guttke on March seventeenth of that year.They made their home on a farm in Hampshire IL until March of 1965 when they moved to a farm near Elburn. There, Arlo continued farming until 1973 when he began working for the Kaneland School District #302. In January of 1980 he and Loraine moved into the town of Elburn, IL and Arlo continued working for the school district until his retirement in 1986.Following Loraine’s death on May 22, 1991, Arlo moved to Tomball TX to live with his daughter Lorna and family. All of his life, Arlo had enjoyed gardening, but in Texas, he could have two growing seasons and twice the harvest! He spent time fishing as well, enjoyed volunteering his many skills at church. Not one to just sit back, Arlo became a member of the church Men’s Club and the Texas German Society at Trinity Lutheran Church. He also enjoyed traveling with friends and seeing the sites. Always thoughtful and friendly, patient, hardworking and generous, Arlo made friends wherever he went and will long be remembered fondly by them all. He is survived by: 2 daughters, Alaine Schlechte and Lorna (Ken) Noack, both of Tomball TX, Four grandchildren Jacob, Kristin, Kyle, and Bethany Noack;three sisters Lenora Gocke of North Platte NE, Almira Dochow of Portland OR, and Loa Braker of Orange CA and One brother Lorence Schlechte of Blanchard ID.He is preceded in death by his wife, Loraine, his parents and three brothers: Edgar, Waldo, and Gerald Schlechte, as well as one sister, Olga Peterson. His funeral service was held on June 18, 2008 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring TX.Internment concluded at Bethania Cemetery, Justice, where Arlo was laid to rest with his beloved Loraine.Condolences may be forwarded to the family through a link to Arlo’s obituary at www.conleycare.com or mailed to the family in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL, 60119. For information call Conley Funeral Home at 630-365-6414.
June 18, 2008 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring TX.
Internment concluded at Bethania Cemetery, Justice, where Arlo was laid to rest with his beloved Loraine.