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Marvin J. Schlichenmayer

Aug 24, 2012 Staff

Marvin J. Schlichenmayer (aka "Slick" or "Tex") died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in hospice care in Riverton. He was 85 years old.

A family memorial service will be at a later date.

Marvin John Schlichenmayer was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Shattuck, Okla., to John and Elizabeth Schlichenmayer.

He was raised and schooled in Turtle Lake, N.D. After graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving two years. He attended the North Dakota School of Science where he learned the printing trade, working in Minnesota and North Dakota before moving to Wyoming.

He married Vera Ione Funston on May 6, 1949, in LeCenter, Minn.

He was of the Christian faith.

His family said he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family and friends. After working for The Ranger for 29 years, he filled his days with collecting and selling antiques.

He is survived by his wife, Vera, and their four children, Debbie Schlichenmayer of Lewistown, Mont., Mark Schlichenmayer of Loveland, Colo.; Michaele Oleson of Norfolk, Neb., Brenda and her husband Rick Schatz of Billings, Mont.; sisters Marion Kirschman of Bottineau, N.D., and Betty Anderson of Jamestown, N.D.; one brother, Rueben and his wife Vi Schlichenmayer of Bismarck, N.D.; 12 grandchildren, Sasha and her husband Danny Gilbert, Robbalee and her husband Ben Peterson, Sara Oleson, Rikki Oleson, Rylee Oleson, Jordan and his wife Heather Schatz, Jadie Schatz, Jerica Schatz, Jentry Schatz, Jedrick Schatz, Jakota Schatz and Jurney Schatz; and two great-grandchildren, Arywen Schatz and Gwyneth Schatz.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; four sisters, Olga Reimer, Ann Kubler, infant Dorothy Schlichenmayer and Esther Herr; and three brothers, Ferdinand, Richard and Charles Schlichenmayer.

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