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Leo G. Schleicher

July 7, 2018 GMT

Leo G. Schleicher, loving husband, father and grandparent, age 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2018. A lifelong resident of Watertown, he currently resided at Riverview Assisted Living.

Leo was born on Jan. 26, 1919, son of John and Elizabeth (Sanders) Schleicher. He married the love of his life, Catherine M. Mersberger, on Jan. 31, 1942, at St. George Catholic Church in Sheboyan Falls. They were married 70 years until her death in 2012. During his lifetime, Leo owned a John Deere partnership and Leo’s Star Hardware, managed Midland Cooperative and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul. In retirement, Leo enjoyed golf, travel and family. He loved the Brewers and the Packers.

Leo is survived by his children, Jerry “Red” (Dianne) Schleicher of Montello, Bob (Peggy) Schleicher of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and Jane (Barry) Baumann of Watertown; five grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and many other relatives and friends.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Catherine; his brothers, Edwin, Clarence and Joseph; and a grandchild, Brian.

A visitation will be held on Monday at St. Henry Catholic Church from 10 a.m. to noon, with a Mass of Christian burial to follow with the Parochial Vicar Miroslaw Szynal officiating.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family. Condolences may be sent at www.watertownwifuneralhome.com.

The family would like to say “thank you” for all the loving care at Riverview Assisted Living and his last days at Marquardt Village.

Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service

500 Welsh Road Watertown