Leona M. Schlachter, 89, CelestineJuly 1, 2019
Leona M. Schlachter, 89, of Celestine, passed away at 2:12 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, in St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.
She was born on November 18, 1929, in Celestine, to Charles and Anna (Mathies) Hoffman.
She married Jerome J. Schlachter on October 27, 1949, in St. Celestine Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 1, 1988.
Leona was a member of St. Isadore Parish–St. Celestine Church and the St. Anne Society.
She worked at the Celestine Community Club for 30 years and enjoyed making quilts.
Leona is survived by four daughters, Linda Mehringer (Fred), Susie Looney, Sharon Knies (Donald) and Marilyn Hochgesang (Charles), all of Jasper; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren and; five step-great-grandchildlren; two sisters, Frieda Berg, Ferdinand, and Jenny Elkins, Celestine; and one brother, Alfred Hoffman (Ann), Ferdinand.
Preceding her in death is one sister who died in infancy.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, in St. Celestine Catholic Church, with burial to follow in St. Celestine Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time at St. Celestine Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Celestine Fire Department, Celestine Knight of Columbus or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.
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