Dale N. Schlichting
1933 - 2020
BORN
1933
DIED
2020

Dale N. Schlichting

Dale Norman Schlichting, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. He was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Madison, Wis., and grew up in Milwaukee.

He advanced rapidly through school, graduating at 16 and joining the Navy at 17. He served in the Korean Conflict with great pride, saw the world and most importantly, Florida, for that is where he met the love of his life, Rachel. They married Dec. 5, 1953. He enjoyed reading, watching classic movies, attending operas, loving his many pets and spending time with his family. He had the best sense of humor and could find light in the darkest of times. He could bring a smile to anyone's face.

Dale is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Rachel Maner; his parents, Norman and Bernice (Dixie) Schlichting. He is survived by his sisters, Karleen Raetz and Janet Barnekow of Milwaukee; daughters, Karen Ambuehl, Juliet (Hank) Marotzke and Rosemarie Johnson; grandchildren, Jordan (Brandy) Holter, Rachel (Joshua) Hanson, Travis, Jeremiah and Hunter Johnson; great-grandchildren, Luis, Angel, Roberta and Jordan Jr.

Dale's family would like to extend a special thank you to the thoughtful and caring staff of Saint Anne's Nursing Home of Winona, Minn.

A celebration of life will be planned next spring when group events are possible. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dale's honor to your local animal shelter or The Navy League.

He was ready to start his next chapter, but we were not and we never would have been, Godspeed Daddy/Gramps.



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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Nov. 20, 2020.
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Lollie
November 24, 2020
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Lollie
November 24, 2020
I miss you so much, Daddy. Can't wait to see you and Mother again in Heaven. Hope you are having a great time getting to know your daddy, Norman! And to be reunited with all your family and friends that beat you to Heaven. Tell Mother we are happy that she can stop tapping her foot waiting for you now! Love you so much. Blessings! Love, Lollie
Lollie
November 24, 2020
Juliet Marotzke
November 22, 2020
Juliet Marotzke
November 22, 2020
Juliet Marotzke
November 22, 2020
I miss you so much, Daddy.....I'll be meeting you on The Rainbow Bridge, and I bet you'll still be there xoxoxoxo
Juliet Marotzke
November 22, 2020
Love you forever, Daddy, forever & ever Amen
Juliet & Hank Marotzke
November 21, 2020