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Karl D. Schlenker

1949 - 2019
Karl D. Schlenker Obituary
Karl D. Schlenker

Grimes - Karl D. Schlenker, 70, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Iles Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Graveside services will held at 11am, Friday, May 17, 2019 at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.

Karl was born April 16, 1949 in Des Moines to LeRoy and Gladyce (Seibert) Schlenker. He was a lifelong resident of Grimes. He graduated from Dallas Center - Grimes High School. He farmed and worked for over 40 years in the brick business. He was a former member of the Grimes Lions Club and was an avid race car fan. Above all else he was a devoted family man and enjoyed practical pranks whenever possible.

Karl is survived by his wife, Vicki; his daughter, Michelle (Rodney) Anderson; son, Timothy (Stacey) Schlenker; his children by marriage, Noelle (Troy) Krueger and Erin Runyan (Josh); eight grandchildren; his brother, Eldon (Lynn) Schlenker; his sister, Diane (Robert) Chambers; brother-in-law, Larry Bauer; and several nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marilyn Bauer.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the . Online condolences are welcome at
Published in Des Moines Register on May 15, 2019
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