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Odelo "Woody" Lawrence Schlichte

October 23, 1934 - July 5, 2018
From: Everly, IA
Odelo "Woody"  Lawrence Schlichte

Odelo "Woody" Lawrence Schlichte

Born: October 23, 1934
Died: July 5, 2018
Age: 83

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Odelo “Woody” Schlichte, the son of Joseph and Susan “Cora” (Penning) Schlichte, was born October 23, 1934 on a farm near Granville, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Granville, where he received his education at Granville St. Joseph School.  After his schooling since he was 17 years of age, Woody drove a truck.

     Woody married Verna Meyer on May 5, 1955 in Granville.  After their marriage, they lived in various communities in Northwest Iowa, until moving to Everly, where he was a truck driver for the Farmer’s Coop for 29 years until his retirement.  Woody was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Everly until it’s closing, where he became a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Throughout his life, Woody was a active member of his church, serving with the Knights of Columbus for many years.  He also enjoyed motorcycling, hunting, dancing collecting toy tractors and bowling.  He especially enjoyed watching the Cubs and the Hawkeyes on TV. Woody was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Moose Riders Motorcycle Club.

     He passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the age of 83.  Woody was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sherry Schlichte; two brothers: Pat and Gregory Schlichte; a brother-in-law, Darrell Berkenpas and his sister-in-law, Alice.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Verna of Everly;  one son, Scott Schlichte and his wife, Monica of Everly, IA; four grandchildren: Susan, Amber, Renee and Scott; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers: Clifford (Delores) Schlichte of Granville, IA, Bernard (Elaine) Schlichte of Dovray, MN, Lorraine (Darrell) Berkenpas of Lemars, IA, Charlotte (Danny) Hoag of Kansas, Ruthann (Bob) Hoffman of Archer, IA and Mary Jo (Ron) Olsen of LeMars, IA; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 P.M., Monday, July 9th at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
Father William Schreiber
Jim Sembach
Justin VerHelst
Jason Bork
Scott Schlichte
Cedric Winterboer
Chad Walton
Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M., Monday with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Monday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
ORGANIST: Marianne Fuchsen
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa
2:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 10th following the lunch at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.


Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 8:19 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Woody was a very kind person and I enjoyed our many conversations in front of his home when we were neighbors. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Steve Rank
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:43 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. My he rest in peace.”
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 8:31 PM
“We send our sympathies. Woody made friends with all he met. He always had a way of making people smile and feel blessed to know him. Our sincerest sympathies to his wonderful family.”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 8:31 PM
“Dear Verna and Family, We are sorry for your loss of Woody. He was always so friendly and such a good Knight. We will miss him at church and KCs. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless and watch over you all, Mike and Mary Monroe”
- Mike & Mary Monroe
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:18 PM
“dear Verna and family, We are so sorry to hear of Woody's passing. know that you are all in our prayers at this time. Remember all the great times and memories that you made together. He will be missed by all! thinking of you all.. Roger and Vikki”
- Vikki and Roger Putnam
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 8:46 PM
“Amber and family I am very sorry for your lose. Keeping you in my Prayers.”
- Jeri Hayden
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 6:44 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss Woody was a sweet man.”
- Cathy Adkins
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 3:03 PM
“Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. ”
- April Laubenthal
Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2:04 PM
“So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.”
- Linda (Sindt) Christensen
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