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Gerald H. Schlensker, 85, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at his home.
He was born Nov. 12, 1932, to Hugo and Coletta (Birchler) Schlensker, in Darmstadt, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
Gerald graduated Anderson High School in 1950. He entered the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. He worked at General Motors for 38 years, retiring in 1996.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Mary Bowman Schlensker; children, Diane Schlensker Wilson and Greg (Susan) Schlensker; stepchildren, Debra Vaughn, Mark Vaughn, Dan Vaughn, Mike (Connie) Herndon, and Tim (Lisa) Herndon; brothers, Jerome (Marge) Schlensker and Myron Schlensker; special sister-in-law, Ana Herndon; grandchildren, Britney Wilson and Amber (nee, Wilson) (husband, Sky) Estes; and great-grandchildren, Jayden, Tayler, Summer, and Olivia. Together, Gerald and Mary shared 24 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding Gerry in death are his parents; his first wife of 46 years, Carolyn Jean Blackwell Schlensker; and baby girl, Debra Kay Schlensker.
Gerry was a loving son, brother, husband, and father. He was the best ever grandfather and great-grandfather.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services. Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. John Jameson presiding. Burial will immediately follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Gerry may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Published on February 10, 2018
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