Lewis E. Schleter,
72, of Princeton, IN, passed away at his home on Monday, Mar. 10,
He was born on May 1, 1935, in GibsonCounty to the late Wilfred and Dona (Perry) Schleter.
Lewis, had a B.S. Degree from OaklandCityUniversity in Education and a Masters Degree from IndianaUniversity. He taught school in Mackey, IN for 2 years, where he
taught math and coached basketball, 3 years at Washington, IN, and at North
Gibson School Corp. for 33 and ½ years where he taught Math and Drivers
Education. He also operated his farm in the Princeton area for several years. He was in the U.S. Navy reserves for 8 years.
Lewis was a member of the FortBranchFirstUnitedMethodistChurch, The Prince Masonic Lodge #231, the Evansville
Scottish Rite, the HadiShrineTemple, and the Gibson County Shrine Club. He also belonged
to the F.O.P. Lodge #115, The National Two Cylinder Club, The Gibson Co.
Antique Machinery Association, the I.S.T.A., the N.E.A., and the Indiana
Retired Teachers Association.
Besides his parents Lewis is
preceded in death by his wife Irene Schleter, who
passed away in 2002.
He is survived by 4 children
and their spouses, Linda (Bruce) Steiner of Princeton, IN, Tammy Kelle of Mackey, IN., Steve (Jenni)
Schleter of Princeton, Kathy Summers of Francisco, IN;
2 brothers, Gerald (Nita) Schleter of Francisco, IN,
Henry (Karen) Schleter of Fort Branch, IN; 11 grandchildren,
Matthew, Kristen, Andrew, Samuel, Mikayla Steiner,
Crystal Williamson, Nesha (Kelle)(Matt)
Wright, Kirsten, Nathan, Jenna Schleter, and Hannah Deisher; 1 great grandchild, Alena
Wright; a sister-in-law, Clara McFetridge of
Francisco, IN; and a special friend MaxieJent of Newburgh, IN.
Services for Lewis will be on
March 13, 2008 at at the FortBranchFirstUnitedMethodistChurch with Reverend Jeff Reed officiating, burial will be
in MapleHillCemetery in Princeton, IN.Military
graveside services will be conducted by the Princeton VFW Post # 1147.
Visitation will be on
Wednesday, March 12, 2008, from 4:00 P.M. until 8 P.M. at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort
Branch, IN where a Masonic service will be conducted by the Prince Lodge # 231
at 7:00 P.M. that evening, and from 9:00 A.M. on Thursday until 11:00 A.M. at
the funeral home, and again from 12:00 P.M. until service time at the church.