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6/6/2013 11:30:00 AM
Delphan Schlesinger
Delphan Schlesinger
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Delphan Schlesinger

Delphan R. Schlesinger, 94, of Sublette died June 4, 2013, in Heritage Health, Mendota.

Private services will be in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton with the Rev. Jamie Wallace officiating. Burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. His six grandchildren will serve as his pallbearers.

Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota provided the arrangements.

Delphan was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Sublette to Edwin and Hattie (Kessel) Schlesinger. He married Arlene Pierce on Feb. 21, 1941, in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton.

He was a graduate of Mendota High School. He was a dairy farmer in the Sublette area and also was employed by Illinois Department of Transportation until retiring in 1982. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton and served on the church council.

He is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Robert) Kellen of Sublette; two sons, Randy Schlesinger of Sublette and Gale (Jeanne) Schlesinger of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; six grandchildren, Brent Ehlers, Brad Ehlers, Holli Tongate, Brandon Schlesinger, Derek Schlesinger and Kendra Preston; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife on July 29, 2012; one sister in infancy; and
one brother, Babe.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Compton.

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