Herbert R. Schlecht

Farmer, 93Herbert R. Schlecht, 93, of Seaside, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 in Seaside.

Mr. Schlecht was born Jan. 25, 1910 in Tilden, Neb., the son of August Schlecht. He grew up and attended schools in Tilden.

On Oct. 19, 1929 he married Della Ward in Nebraska. She survives, living in Seaside.

Mr. Schlecht began his career as a farmer in Nebraska working for other farms. He moved to Bly, where he continued to work on farms until he bought his own farm in 1951 in Merrill. He raised cattle and grain and also dairy farmed until 1999. In December 2002 he moved to Seaside.

In his spare time, Mr. Schlecht enjoyed reading Westerns and keeping up on the news, family members said. He was very compassionate and hard working and loved his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Schlecht is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy and Bonnie Schlecht Sr. of Hammond; a daughter, Frieda Frost of Talent; five grandchildren and their spouses, LeRoy and Lisa Schlecht Jr., Ginny and Tom Dyer, Rose Marie Frost, Myra Barlow and Jessica and Mike Rumble; and eight great-grandchildren, Patrick Schlecht, Anthony and Christina Guindon, and Andrew, Stephen, David, Rachel and Ruby Dyer. Three brothers, Eddie, Irvin and Fred Schlecht, died earlier.

Visitation is until 2:30 p.m. today at Hughes-Ransom Cremation and Mortuaries in Seaside.

A funeral is 2:30 p.m. today at Hughes-Ransom Cremation and Mortuaries in Seaside.

Committal will be private.

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