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Obituary for Herbert H. Schleifer

Herbert H. Schleifer, 86, of Mindoro, passed away Friday, October 7, 2011, at Onalaska Care Center.
He was born October 10, 1924, in Burr Oak to Fredrick and Hattie (Tenner) Schleifer. On October 7, 1961, Herb married Janice Simonson at the parsonage of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Burr Oak. They shared their golden wedding anniversary the day he passed away. Herb worked on his family farm in Burr Oak his entire life until moving to the nursing home two years ago. He was a lifelong member of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Burr Oak, where he often sang for the congregation and served on the church board. Herb enjoyed taking pictures, gardening, growing roses, and he especially enjoyed deer hunting with family, friends, and neighbors. He was a hardworking, caring family man with a wonderful sense of humor and singing voice, who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 
Survivors include his wife, Janice; his daughter, Laura (Wayne) Meyer of Eitzen, Minn.; his brother, Lawrence (Mary Ann) Schleifer; his sister-in-law, Marie Schleifer; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Merlin (Bernice) Schleifer; his sister, Ruth (Earl) Stetzer; and his brother, La Vern Schleifer.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, CTHs C and A, Burr Oak. Pastor John Werner will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, (Jostad Chapel), 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem, on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and also at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be sent at