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John Schloegel - Lewiston

Staff WriterMay 19, 2019

John A. Schloegel, 91, of Lewiston, died on Wednesday, May 15, at his home.

John was born on Feb. 11, 1928, in Wilson, Minn. 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. His family re-established their farming operation south of Lewiston, where John worked all of his career.

He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Winona, 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, Wash., 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 a.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, May 21, 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 p.m. to 7 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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