Herbert Schlegel

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Herbert Henry Schlegel, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center.

He was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Cape Girar-deau, son of George and Emma Grossheider Schlegel. He and Ora Helen Withers were married Aug. 24, 1940, in Cape Girar-deau. She died Sept. 30, 2001.

Schlegel was a dairy farmer in the Jackson area, later worked at Horton Sales, and was a custom drapery installer with Rust and Martin before retiring in the mid-1980s. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a son, Jerry L. Schlegel of Jackson; two daughters, Janet R. Kindle of Henderson, Ky., Betty Doza of Mill Valley, Calif.; a brother, Norbert Schlegel of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.