Earl W. Schlenvogt Jr
April 1, 1944 - January 20, 2014
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Earl W. Schlenvogt Jr. "Schleny"
Earl Schlenvogt Jr., of the Town of Port Washington, passed away unexpectedly in the morning hours of Monday, January 20, 2014 at his residence. He was 69 years of age. Earl was born in Port Washington on April 1, 1944, son of Earl Schlenvogt and Arlene Jaeger Schlenvogt. On October 29, 1973 he married Bonnie Higgins in Waukegan, IL. The couple worked a small hobby farm in the Town of Port Washington. Earl also worked as a truck driver for Cedarburg Lumber Co. for 35 years, retiring in 2008. He helped out on the family dairy farm, plowed snow for his good friend Tom Poull and also drove dump truck for Dave's Excavation. Earl was a member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Grafton and the Lake Shore Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed the Saturday night stock car races in Plymouth, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, Dale Earnhardt, the Back to the 50's Classic Car Show, lemon meringue pies, and cherished his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Bonnie of Port Washington and his two children Chad (Jenny) Schlenvogt of Port Washington and Carrie (Steve) Schaefer of Fredonia. He is further survived by his four grandchildren; Alena, Derek, Trent and Anna, his siblings Alan (Donna) Schlenvogt of Belgium, Gary (Doris) Schlenvogt of Port Washington, Linda Rudd of West Bend and Lee (Pam) Schlenvogt of Port Washington, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. He is preceded in death his parents Earl and Arlene and his sister Joanne Schlenvogt. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 12 noon at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 1621 Second Ave. Grafton, with Pastor Franz Rigert officiating. He will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery in Port Washington. Visitation will be held at the CHURCH on Saturday the 25th from 9 am to 12 noon. In lieu of flowers memorials suggested to the Knellsville 4-H Club or Pilgrim United Church of Christ. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com
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Sat, January 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Pilgrim United Church of Christ
1621 Second Ave
Grafton, Wisconsin 53024


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Date & Time

Sat, January 25, 2014
12:00 PM


Location

Pilgrim United Church of Christ
1621 Second Ave
Grafton, Wisconsin 53024


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Anonymous
Jan 30, 2014

Bonnie and family, I just heard about Earl's passing. I am so sorry for your loss and know that I will retain happy memories seeing you at local events including the Plymouth racetrack throughout the years. May Christ's... more

Jan 30, 2014
Bonnie and family, I just heard about Earl's passing. I am so sorry for your loss and know that I will retain happy memories seeing you at local events including the Plymouth racetrack throughout the years. May Christ's peace be with you and if you need anything, we a

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Ken and Margo Kraus
Jan 29, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

Lisa & Jeremy Koller
Jan 25, 2014

Bonnie, Schleny (Chad), Carrie, It was an unbelievable turn out today and I am sure you are all exhausted and overwhelmed. Jeremy just told me something interesting about Earl. He would have a bannana everyday and then... more

Jan 25, 2014
Bonnie, Schleny (Chad), Carrie, It was an unbelievable turn out today and I am sure you are all exhausted and overwhelmed. Jeremy just told me something interesting about Earl. He would have a bannana everyday and then stick the sticker on the top of the cab of his truck. He had his truck so long that the entire roof was covered with dole stickers :). Our best wishes to you all.

Lisa & Jeremy Koller
Owen & Sandi Hughes
Jan 25, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy and God be with you in the days ahead. We are so sorry! Owen always enjoyed talking racing with Earl.

Sandy Graff
Jan 25, 2014

I still can't believe the day has come for me to say my final farewell to my dear friend of so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and family. God bless you and give you all strength to bear this i... more

Jan 25, 2014
I still can't believe the day has come for me to say my final farewell to my dear friend of so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and family. God bless you and give you all strength to bear this incredible loss. The world has lost an outstanding person. Rest in peace Earl. You will always be remembered with love.

Sandy Graff
Chuck & Donna Schmalz
Jan 25, 2014

Dear Bonnie and Schlenvogt family, We very sorry for your loss. We are praying for God to comfort you in this time of sorrow. We love you and have many happy memories of Earl. God be with you in the days ahead.

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