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J Louis Schlegel III passed on July 2, 2013 at the age of 86. Born in Kentucky, he graduated from Millersburg Military Institute and joined the Navy to protect America in World War II. He graduated from Stetson University and spent 20 years conducting the Bay High School band in Panama City, FL. Then he decided to obtain his Masters In Humanities from FSU and spent 20 more years teaching at Valencia State College in Orlando. He had many notable accomplishments including Department Chairman, co-author of 7 college textbooks and as a consultant for the National Endowment of Humanities. He developed the Honors Program, an interdisciplinary study which is still in existence today. He loved his beautiful wife of 53 years, Josephine Parker from New Smyrna. They are survived by their two children, J Louis IV and Lucinda Nelson. J Louis eventually moved back to DeLand after retirement and demonstrated exemplary civic leadership, from Commodore at Lake Beresford Yacht Club to President of the Oaks, where he resided. He spent the next 10 years traveling with his devoted Eloise Over as they traveled the United States and oceans, mastered square dancing and performed tambourine acts for the community. His wonderful memories also include his other survivors, Eloise; sister Sherry Madsen; and four grandchildren: Travis, J Louis V, Jeffrey and Erica; as well as many nephews and nieces. A private celebration of life was held with immediate family members.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 13, 2013
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