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Donald Eugene Schleitwiler, 85, Served in the U.S. Army in WWII and the Korean War

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Donald Eugene Schleitwiler, age 85 of Oswego, formerly of Naperville, IL passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. He was born January 21, 1928 in Cicero, IL the son of Jacob and Anna (Shanke) Schleitwiler.

Donald was united in marriage on July 6, 1946 to Miss Phyllis Compton and they spent the next 67 happy years together. 

Mr. Schleitwiler served his country proudly as a member of the United States Army during both World War II and the Korean War.

Don was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Oswego, IL and also attended both Our Lady of Mercy in Aurora, IL and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Yorkville, IL. 

He was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, God’s Divine Mercy Council #14463. Mr. Schleitwiler was formerly employed as a General Manager for the Hertz Corporation and in Sales Management with the United States Chamber of Commerce. 

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.


Don is survived by his wife, Phyllis Schleitwiler of Oswego, IL; his son, Daniel (Julie) Schleitwiler of Yorkville, IL; his grandchildren, Daniel Jr, Anna and Kevin Schleitwiler; also many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Harold, James, George, John, Leonard and Robert Schleitwiler.


A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 406 Walnut Street in Yorkville, IL. Interment will follow at Risen Lord Cemetery in Oswego, IL.


Friends may visit from 3:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 East Countryside Parkway in Yorkville, IL.


Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (630)553-7611.

Obituary provided by Nelson Funeral Homes

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