FREDERICK F. SCHIELKE

Frederick F. Schielke, of Sheboygan Falls, went peacefully to his heavenly home on Thursday morning, April 6, 2017. He was 90 years old.

Frederick was born September 19, 1926 in Sheboygan, the son of Ferdinand and Anna (nee Metzner) Schielke. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during WWII. On November 29, 1947, he was united in marriage with Margaret Schinkofski at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls.

After graduation, he attended Milwaukee School of Engineering before getting his electrical apprenticeship, which started a lifelong career. Fred was the proud owner of Schielke Electric in Sheboygan Falls for 38 years, retiring in 1995.

Fred was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls, where he had actively served in several positions, including participating in the Fond du Lac Conference and acting as a delegate to the ALC General Assembly. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 149, and served the Aging and Disability Resource Center, as well as the Bay Area Agency on Aging. For many years, he was the Sheboygan County Fair Flower Exhibit Superintendent. Fred was an avid Packer fan, and enjoyed traveling, playing harmonica, reading, doing Soduko puzzles, playing cards, telling jokes and attending school and sporting events of his grandchildren. He also loved gardening, especially growing his hybrid lilies, and proudly shared his flowers with hospitals, libraries, banks, local restaurants and churches as well as his friends and neighbors.

Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Margaret and their children: Susanne (George) Koss of Texas, Steven (Ann) Schielke of Plymouth, Stanley (Sharon) Schielke of Sheboygan Falls, Sandra Nehrlich of California, Sharon (Kurt) Temme of Tennessee, Sarah Schielke, Shirley Schielke and Scott (Kathi) Schielke, all of Sheboygan Falls. He is further survived by 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchildren, his sister-in-law Irene Dhein of Cleveland, nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Hildegarde Ruppel, Ann Geyer and Betty Roudebush, his sonin law Dave Nehrlich, and a granddaughter.

Memorial Services will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, April 21 at Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center, Hwy 42 and JJ in Howards Grove. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Fred will be laid to rest at St. Lucas Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be given to Fred’s favorite charities.

Please visit www.zimmerfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and the Sheboygan Senior Community for their compassionate care and support.


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