Friday, June 21, 2013 10:00 PM
Dan Schlenvogt, 91, of Stephenson, Mich., went to be with his Lord in the early morning of June 21, 2013, at the Menominee Care Center. He was born to Charles and Adelle Schlenvogt at the family farm house in Ingalls, Mich., the community where Dan spent the rest of his life.
Dan married Shirley Johnson in 1946 and they purchased their own dairy farm. They worked together on the farm, while raising three children, until retirement. Shirley passed away in 1997. Although Dan was very busy on the farm, he gave his time very 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, Dan was an active volunteer at Roubal's Nursing Home for over 20 years in the Activities Dept. He started when his wife Shirley became a resident there. He played his accoridan at the Home twice a week for several years as well as performing other volunteer services for the nursing home residents. He was invited to play at other nursing homes in the community as well.
Dan is survived by two sons: Dan Jr. (Susan) and Mark (Rachel); one daughter, Kathy Ruleau; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Virginia) Schlenvogt; and sister, Doreen Hubbard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley and a grandson, Michael.
Family and friends may call at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, after 3 p.m. until time of Prayer Service at 6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Pastor Paul Micheel officiating.
Burial will follow in Stephenson Township Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, the family requests donations be made in Dan's name to the Mid County Rescue Squad.