Donald Raymond Schleh, age 83, of Plymouth, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in the town of Sheboygan Falls.

He was born in the town of Meeme, on Sept. 14, 1930, son the of late Raymond and Erna (Voss) Schleh.

Don attended Chilton Elementary School and graduated from Chilton High School in 1948. He then furthered his education by attending Milwaukee State Teachers College.

On May 9, 1953, he married his life partner, Califern “Kelley” Monica Tyrrell, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton.

He was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, where he served on the Parish Council and Finance Committee along with being an usher and lector.

He was employed by Commonwealth/ GTE/Verizon from 1951 until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America, while located in Chilton, Madison, and Plymouth.

Don truly enjoyed his years with the Plymouth Municipal Band, serving as secretary, president, and publicist. He was a longtime player in the Crystal Lake Tuesday Night Golf League. For many years he was a weekend bartender at Crystal Isle Inn. He enjoyed golfing and biking the Plank Road Trail especially with his grandsons. He played baseball and basketball for the Chilton Athletic Club and coached the St. Augustine’s boys basketball team while living in Chilton.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Califern; his daughter, Lisa (Russell) Falk of Madison; a son, Anthony of Florida; and two grandsons, Craig Mooney and Tyler Falk. He is further survived by cousins, friends, neighbors, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; his stepmother, Annette Bessert Kraus Schleh; fatherand mother-in-law, William and Violet (Walsh) Tyrrell; along with two brothersin law and three sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday noon, Sept. 20, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth with the Rev. Daniel Volkert officiating. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Schneider Funeral Home & Life Tributes of Plymouth has been entrusted with the arrangements.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Donald R. Schleh for the St. John the Baptist Athletic Fund and the Plymouth High School Performing Arts Booster Club.

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