Arthur A. Schlenz, 95, Jamestown, ND died Monday, March 7, 2016 at Eventide at Hi-Acres in Jamestown, ND under the care of hospice.
Arthur Schlenz was born July 19, 1920 at Fredonia, ND, the son of Jacob and Leontina (Ost) Schlenz. He attended the local rural school that his father was instrumental in starting to educate the area children. He received his elementary education and grew to manhood. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp from 1938-1939.
He and Leona (Nitschke) were married on October 7, 1945 at Fredonia, ND. They made their home 6 miles NW of Fredonia where they farmed for 33 years until moving to Wishek, ND in 1977. There he worked as a federal crop adjuster for 8 years as well as doing some carpentry work. They wintered in Arizona from 1983 until 2004. In 2002 they moved into Jamestown and in June of 2014 they entered Eventide.
Art is survived by his wife, Leona, Jamestown, ND; 1 son, Larry (Gwen) Schlenz, Fredonia, ND; 2 daughters, Charlotte (Jim) Hehr, Fargo, ND and Robbin (Steve) Manley, Jamestown, ND; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters Ardella, Leonite, Lenora and 2 brothers, Ervin and Clifford.
Art was a member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Fredonia, St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Wishek and St. John's Lutheran Church in Jamestown.
Memorial Service - 2:00 pm Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND with Chaplin Kathleen Heller, officiating
Inurnment- Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, ND
The family requests that memorials be sent to JRMC Hospice.
Sunday, March 13, 2016