John Lewis “Johnny” Schlesener, 78, of Herington died April 23 at Herington Municipal Hospital. He was born May 28, 1935, in Boise City, Okla., to Norman C. and Helen R. (Johnson) Schlesener.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He graduated from Hope High School in 1953 and attended Kansas State University. He was a commercial fisherman, working off the coast of Oregon. He returned to Herington in 2000 and worked at Clark Lumber Company.
He is survived by a brother, Norman Schlesener of Manhattan; two sisters, Hallie Novak of Lost Springs and Corkie Dunlap of Hope; a former wife, Helen of Beaverton, Ore.; and three stepchildren, Teri, Renee, and Gary. He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Schlesener.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Herington with Pastor Bill Peterson officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Memorial funds have been established with Hospice of Dickinson County, Medicalodges of Herington, and the Herington Hospital Foundation.