June 21, 1927 - April 14, 2017
Carl August Schleg, Jr, 89, of Garland, TX passed away on April 14, 2017 in Garland, TX.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Chapel of First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 N. Central Expw., Richardson, TX 75080.
Carl was born in Sheboygan, WI to Carl and Florence Schleg on June 21, 1927. He was the youngest of two children. He graduated from Cleveland High School in St. Louis in 1945. He was then drafted in to the Army Air Corp where he was stationed in San Diego until the end of World War II. At the end of the war he was stationed in Japan where he worked on B-25 Mitchell aircraft. After his time in the service he returned to St. Louis where he met the love of his life, Yvonne (Bonnie) Justus while at a church young adult fellowship meeting. They married November 28, 1953.
They moved to New Orleans where he worked for Shell Oil Co. for 24 years as a cartographer. He was president for two years in the New Orleans Fencing Club part of the New Orleans Recreation Department and earned numerous awards. He was also a member of the Paul M. Schneidau Lodge #391, F. & A. M. serving as Master of the Lodge in 1967. He was a member of Metairie Evangelical and Reformed Church. But what he most enjoyed was spending his vacations every year camping and canoeing with his family, including building a canoe in his spare time.
In 1973 he and his wife decided to leave the city behind and move to Eureka Springs, AR. It was his love for the outdoors and camping that brought them to Eureka Springs where he and the family built and ran Kettle Kampgrounds until the mid-1980’s when he retired. He was also a cast member of the Great Passion Play for 10 years and an active member of First Christian Church in Eureka Springs. He served in the Emmaus Community and various other church and mission activities.
Finally in 2004 he moved to the Dallas TX area to be close to his daughter. He was a volunteer at Baylor Hospital, Plano for 10 years and he attended St. Andrew Methodist Church in Plano where he made many friends.
Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Carl, Sr and Florence Schleg, his sister Mary Schleg Dennis and wife, Yvonne, “Bonnie” Schleg.
He is survived by his sons Carl “Skate” III (Marina) of Florence, SC, W. Thomas (Kelley) of Shepherdsville, KY, his grandchildren, John and Karly Schleg and Daughter Martha Montgomery (Jim) of Garland TX as well as his Sister in Laws Gladys Justus of Dallas TX and Ruth Justus of Middletown, VA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to either “Scott Engle Teaching fund” in care of St. Andrew Methodist Church, 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 or Cancer Research Institute, www.cancerresearch.org.
Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252