Joseph A. Schlicht Jr.

Joseph A. “Papa Joe” Schlicht Jr., age 86, of Gages Lake, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at ManorCare in Libertyville.  He was born January 12, 1927 in Chicago to Joseph A. and Mary A. (nee Benda) Schlicht.  He served in the Army during World War II and retired from the Great Lakes Naval Base.  He was member of the Sheet Metal Union #73, charter member of the Gagewood Lions Club, and former head usher at St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Julia (nee Griffiths); eleven children, David (Nancy) Schlicht, Susan Schlicht, Paul “Duffy” Schlicht, Lorraine “Lolo” (Chuck) Butterfield, Edward Schlicht, Joseph (Janine) Schlicht, Julie Schlicht, Margaret Schlicht, Catherine (Mike) Morrison, Jayne Onan, and Therese (Greg) Skarbalus; 30 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, William Roberts.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles Schlicht; one daughter, Mary Roberts; and sisters, Minerva Kratky and Loraine Meinke.  Friends of the family may visit on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Visitation will continue on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, with Funeral Mass commencing at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be held privately. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

4 Responses to Joseph A. Schlicht Jr.

  • Cassie Gilbert says:

    Dearest Uncle Joe (My favorite Uncle) you will be missed a lot but I know that now you are at peace and happy being with your loved ones in Heaven.

  • Kathleen Cizewski says:

    Dear Julia and family,

    Felix and I offer our sincere condolences at this time. God is with you in a special way now.

    Blessings, and prayers,
    Kathleen Cizewski

  • Rae Friesen says:

    You were the best Uncle ever! As a kid I always looked forward to seeing you and the whole family. I will miss you. Love from Chipper, aka Peepers to you.

  • Mary (Dietmeyer) Minehart says:

    Dear Julie, Cathy, Jayne, Eddie, and the rest of the Schlict family I did not have the pleasure of meeting,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Although I never met him, I know I knew him by knowing each of you. He must have been one amazing Father, as you are each so amazing in your own ways. You have another guardian angel to watch over you, and he’s in excellent company up there.
    Sincerely,
    Mary (Dietmeyer) Minehart

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