Lewis E. Schleter, 72, of Princeton, IN, passed away at his home on Monday, Mar. 10, 2008.


He was born on May 1, 1935, in Gibson County to the late Wilfred and Dona (Perry) Schleter.


Lewis, had a B.S. Degree from Oakland City University in Education and a Masters Degree from Indiana University. 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 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 Fort Branch First United Methodist Church, The Prince Masonic Lodge #231, the Evansville Scottish Rite, the Hadi Shrine Temple, 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 Maxie Jent of Newburgh, IN.


Services for Lewis will be on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at the Fort Branch First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jeff Reed officiating, burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery 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.


Lewis E. Schleter