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Clifford Edward Schlichte

May 1, 1932 — June 12, 2020

Clifford E. Schlichte, 88 of Granville, IA passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, IA.

Funeral service with limited seating will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA with Father Daniel Greving officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville, IA.  Visitation with keeping to social distancing restrictions will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. 

Clifford was born May 1, 1932 in Granville to Joseph and Cora (Penning) Schlichte.   He was raised in the Granville area and graduated from the country school.  He was then a farm laborer until being drafted into the US Army.  Clifford served in the Korean War from Sept. 1953 to Sept. 1955.

On Nov. 17, 1956 he married Dolores “Dolly” Haag at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers, IA.  Clifford worked as a farm hand for 25 years.  He also worked at John Van Ipren Elevator and at the Hospers Packing Plant.  He started faming the home place in March 1969 until 2000 when the farm was sold.  He bought his own truck and worked for Granstra Trucking. 

Clifford was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. 

He is survived by his wife, Dolores of Granville; his seven children, Joanne Schlichte of Orange City, IA, Jeffrey Schlichte of Springfield, MO, Jim (Jeannie) Schlichte of Granville, IA, Sylvia (Pat) Busby of Alton, IA, Debra (Mohamed) Ben Saida of Granville, IA, Heidi (David) Feldhaus of Oldham, SD, Ronald (Tracey) Schlichte of Osceola, IA; nine grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard (Elaine) Schlichte of Avoca, MN; four sisters, Lorraine Berkenpas of Le Mars, IA, Charlotte (Dan) Hoag of Kansas City, MO, Ruth (Robert) Hoffmann of Archer, IA, Mary (Ron) Olson of Le Mars, IA; one sister-in-law, Verna Schlichte of Everly, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Donald at birth and Larry, one granddaughter, Casandra Schlichte, three brothers, Pat Schlichte, Greg (Alice) Schlichte and Odelo Schlichte, two daughters-in-law, Heidi and Judy Schlichte, brother-in-law, Darrell Berkenpas.
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Monday, June 15, 2020

5:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Fisch Funeral Home & Monuments

310 Fulton St, Remsen, IA 51050

Visitation with keeping to social distancing restrictions will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen

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