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, 92, of Fruita, Colo., formerly of Kit Carson County, Colo., died July 15, 2006, at Family Health West in Fruita.

He was born Dec. 25, 1913, to Gottleib and Magdalena (Weisshaar) Schlichenmayer on the family homestead north of Bethune, Colo.

Pete lived nearly all his life in Kit Carson County. Following the footsteps of his ancestors, Pete survived the dark days of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl with strength and determination. As a young man, he farmed the homestead with his father and brothers, and later worked crops in California, getting there by riding the tops of railroad cars. One of his favorite pastimes was performing on a radio station in Greeley, Colo., singing country and western songs.

His true calling, however, was auctioneering. He began as an apprentice at age 14 and for the next 69 years worked farm and livestock sales in eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. The culmination of his career came in 2004, when he received a lifetime achievement award from the Kit Carson County Cattlemen’s Association. His charitable work included service for many years as auctioneer for 4-H sales at the county fair, and St. Charles Catholic Church annual bazaar in Stratton, Colo.

Pete was a man of integrity and honesty. A man of heart and good humor, he was a loving father, grandfather and husband. With his faith and trust in the Lord, he set an outstanding example for others to follow.

Pete is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean; sons Larry and wife Michielle of Fruita, and Edward and wife Pam of Westlake, Ohio; daughters Ree and husband Michael Thompson of Aurora, Colo., and adopted daughter Iris and husband Darrell Roths of Arapahoe, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. He is also survived by two brothers, Rudy of Burlington, Colo., and Vernon of Chadron, Neb.

Services were held July 21 in Burlington with interment in Stratton. Memorials may be made in Pete’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington, or Immanual Lutheran Church of Bethune in care of the Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., Burlington, Colo. 80807.

Remembrances may be sent to Jean Schlichenmayer and family, 3203 N. 15th St., Unit 307, Grand Junction, Colo. 81506.

Condolences may be sent and a guest book may be signed at http://www.lovefuneralhomes.com.

, 92, of Fruita, Colo., formerly of Kit Carson County, Colo., died July 15, 2006, at Family Health West in Fruita.

He was born Dec. 25, 1913, to Gottleib and Magdalena (Weisshaar) Schlichenmayer on the family homestead north of Bethune, Colo.

Pete lived nearly all his life in Kit Carson County. Following the footsteps of his ancestors, Pete survived the dark days of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl with strength and determination. As a young man, he farmed the homestead with his father and brothers, and later worked crops in California, getting there by riding the tops of railroad cars. One of his favorite pastimes was performing on a radio station in Greeley, Colo., singing country and western songs.

His true calling, however, was auctioneering. He began as an apprentice at age 14 and for the next 69 years worked farm and livestock sales in eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. The culmination of his career came in 2004, when he received a lifetime achievement award from the Kit Carson County Cattlemen’s Association. His charitable work included service for many years as auctioneer for 4-H sales at the county fair, and St. Charles Catholic Church annual bazaar in Stratton, Colo.

Pete was a man of integrity and honesty. A man of heart and good humor, he was a loving father, grandfather and husband. With his faith and trust in the Lord, he set an outstanding example for others to follow.

Pete is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean; sons Larry and wife Michielle of Fruita, and Edward and wife Pam of Westlake, Ohio; daughters Ree and husband Michael Thompson of Aurora, Colo., and adopted daughter Iris and husband Darrell Roths of Arapahoe, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. He is also survived by two brothers, Rudy of Burlington, Colo., and Vernon of Chadron, Neb.

Services were held July 21 in Burlington with interment in Stratton. Memorials may be made in Pete’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington, or Immanual Lutheran Church of Bethune in care of the Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., Burlington, Colo. 80807.

Remembrances may be sent to Jean Schlichenmayer and family, 3203 N. 15th St., Unit 307, Grand Junction, Colo. 81506.

Condolences may be sent and a guest book may be signed at http://www.lovefuneralhomes.com.

, 92, of Fruita, Colo., formerly of Kit Carson County, Colo., died July 15, 2006, at Family Health West in Fruita.

He was born Dec. 25, 1913, to Gottleib and Magdalena (Weisshaar) Schlichenmayer on the family homestead north of Bethune, Colo.

Pete lived nearly all his life in Kit Carson County. Following the footsteps of his ancestors, Pete survived the dark days of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl with strength and determination. As a young man, he farmed the homestead with his father and brothers, and later worked crops in California, getting there by riding the tops of railroad cars. One of his favorite pastimes was performing on a radio station in Greeley, Colo., singing country and western songs.

His true calling, however, was auctioneering. He began as an apprentice at age 14 and for the next 69 years worked farm and livestock sales in eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. The culmination of his career came in 2004, when he received a lifetime achievement award from the Kit Carson County Cattlemen’s Association. His charitable work included service for many years as auctioneer for 4-H sales at the county fair, and St. Charles Catholic Church annual bazaar in Stratton, Colo.

Pete was a man of integrity and honesty. A man of heart and good humor, he was a loving father, grandfather and husband. With his faith and trust in the Lord, he set an outstanding example for others to follow.

Pete is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean; sons Larry and wife Michielle of Fruita, and Edward and wife Pam of Westlake, Ohio; daughters Ree and husband Michael Thompson of Aurora, Colo., and adopted daughter Iris and husband Darrell Roths of Arapahoe, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. He is also survived by two brothers, Rudy of Burlington, Colo., and Vernon of Chadron, Neb.

Services were held July 21 in Burlington with interment in Stratton. Memorials may be made in Pete’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington, or Immanual Lutheran Church of Bethune in care of the Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., Burlington, Colo. 80807.

Remembrances may be sent to Jean Schlichenmayer and family, 3203 N. 15th St., Unit 307, Grand Junction, Colo. 81506.

Condolences may be sent and a guest book may be signed at http://www.lovefuneralhomes.com.

, 92, of Fruita, Colo., formerly of Kit Carson County, Colo., died July 15, 2006, at Family Health West in Fruita.

He was born Dec. 25, 1913, to Gottleib and Magdalena (Weisshaar) Schlichenmayer on the family homestead north of Bethune, Colo.

Pete lived nearly all his life in Kit Carson County. Following the footsteps of his ancestors, Pete survived the dark days of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl with strength and determination. As a young man, he farmed the homestead with his father and brothers, and later worked crops in California, getting there by riding the tops of railroad cars. One of his favorite pastimes was performing on a radio station in Greeley, Colo., singing country and western songs.

His true calling, however, was auctioneering. He began as an apprentice at age 14 and for the next 69 years worked farm and livestock sales in eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. The culmination of his career came in 2004, when he received a lifetime achievement award from the Kit Carson County Cattlemen’s Association. His charitable work included service for many years as auctioneer for 4-H sales at the county fair, and St. Charles Catholic Church annual bazaar in Stratton, Colo.

Pete was a man of integrity and honesty. A man of heart and good humor, he was a loving father, grandfather and husband. With his faith and trust in the Lord, he set an outstanding example for others to follow.

Pete is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean; sons Larry and wife Michielle of Fruita, and Edward and wife Pam of Westlake, Ohio; daughters Ree and husband Michael Thompson of Aurora, Colo., and adopted daughter Iris and husband Darrell Roths of Arapahoe, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. He is also survived by two brothers, Rudy of Burlington, Colo., and Vernon of Chadron, Neb.

Services were held July 21 in Burlington with interment in Stratton. Memorials may be made in Pete’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington, or Immanual Lutheran Church of Bethune in care of the Bank of Burlington, 410 14th St., Burlington, Colo. 80807.

Remembrances may be sent to Jean Schlichenmayer and family, 3203 N. 15th St., Unit 307, Grand Junction, Colo. 81506.

Condolences may be sent and a guest book may be signed at http://www.lovefuneralhomes.com.


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