February 22, 1948 - August 22, 2017
Bernard “Bernie” Joseph Schlote, age 69, of Silex, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Millwood, MO with Fr. John Keenoy and Fr. Frank D'Amico officiating. Burial will be in the St. Alphonsus Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held from 3:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, August 24, at the Millwood Knights of Columbus Hall in Millwood. Bernie was born February 22, 1948, the son of Orestes George Sr. and Catherine Bauer Schlote. He married Valerie Ann Wimmer December 2, 1972 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montgomery City. She survives. Other survivors include sons Frank (Julie) Schlote of Troy and Brad (Melissa) Schlote of Silex; 4 grandsons; brothers Kenneth Ray (Pat) Schlote of Wright City, David (Pam) Schlote of Troy, William “Bill” (Jodi) Schlote of Silex; sisters Martha (Terry) Brown of the state of Texas, Mary (Paul) Orf of Troy, Pat Pellikaan of St. Charles, Jean (Phil) Hampel of St. Charles, Carol Moore of Patterson, MO, Theresa (Kevin) Leek of Hawk Point, Loretta (Kenny) Orf of Troy and Dorothy (Chuck) Henebry of Troy; brother-in-law Clayton Shaw of Windsor, MO; sister-in-law Bonnie Schlote of Troy. He was preceded in death by parents; brothers James Victor Schlote and Orestes George Schlote Jr.; sister Elizabeth Catherine “Betty” Shaw. Bernie grew up and lived in Silex his entire life. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietman from 1968 until 1970. He was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Bernie worked for Heritage Propane Company, Gerald Mehler Excavating and Mick Mehler Backhoe Service. Bernie was a member of the American Legion of Elsberry, Moose Lodge of Silex, VFW Post #7560 of Hawk Point and the Millwood Knight of Columbus Council #2009. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, watching and listening to the St. Louis Cardinals and taking care of his cows. Most of all, Bernie enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Brown, Don Mudd, Gabe Twellman, Jr Roesner, Gerald Mehler and John Northcutt. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Michael Mehler, George Twellman and Mark Huber. Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight Program or the St. Alphonsus Cemetery Association.
Bernard “Bernie” Joseph Schlote, age 69, of Silex, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the St.... View Obituary & Service Information
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