Lake City – Kenny Schleisman, 77, died on Monday, January 29, 2018 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Auburn. Celebrant was Father Lynn Bruch and burial will be held at a later date.
Kenneth Leonard Schleisman was born February 29, 1940 in Carroll, Iowa to Earl and Loraine (Schroeder) Schleisman. He graduated from Lake City High School. On April 24, 1965 he married Sharyn (Schlitter) Schleisman.
Right out of school Kenny worked in construction, then at the Lake City grocery store, as a Super Valu grocery store manager in Waukon where he met Sharyn and then as a farmer. Kenny’s passion was farming. He farmed with two of his brothers up to the present time. He labored hard for those he loved and he taught them that hard work never hurt anyone and builds character. He worked his entire life for his family and doing what he loved most.
Kenny was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and served on the finance committee. He volunteered his time at the annual God’s Harvest Sale and chicken barbeque.
During the summer his favorite past time was antique tractor pulling with his son, Kevin and the biggest joys in his life were his grandchildren. From the moment they would step foot in the house there was a twinkle in his eye and pep in his step.
Married for 52 years, Kenny is survived by his wife Sharyn of Lake City, son Kevin and his wife Melodie of Lake City, daughter Kelly Reid of Buffalo Grove, IL, daughter Kara Ellis and her husband Thadd of Waukee, Iowa and four grandchildren Allie, Abby, Andrew and Austin. Also surviving are brothers Jim from Jefferson, Iowa, Larry and Jerry of Lake City, and sisters Bonnie Danner from Carroll, Iowa, Jean Smith from Lake City, Iowa, Kathy Andersen from Arlington Heights, TX, and Cindy Filmer from Lake City, Iowa. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Loraine and brother, Dale.
Softly the leaves of memory begin to fall and gently we gather them and treasure them all. It’s lonely here without you now. Some may forget now that you are gone, we will remember no matter how long.
With all of our love,
Sharyn, Kevin, Kelly and Kari Lee