SCHLERETH, Joseph (Don)

Don Schlereth

Don was born August 18,1925, the fifth child of Peter Schlereth and Agnes Rosie Gagne of Rich Valley, Alberta. Don lived on the mixed family farm, managing it for several years. Don joined the army and was stationed in Korea in 1950 and 1951. Don met Leslie Garriock in Gunn, Alberta and on March 24, 1964 they were wed. Don and Leslie lived in Onoway then to Edmonton where Don worked as a trucker. Don, Leslie & family next moved to Trochu after two years in town Don along with Albert Hannah purchased some land and set up a hog operation. Nine years later they sold the farm and moved back to Trochu where Don went to work for the Town of Trochu in the Public Work’s Department. Approximately 6 years ago Don & Leslie moved to the Chateau in Three Hills. Don was also a Scout Leader, a member of the Elks Patrol Team, a member of the Korean Veteran’s Association, Unit 67 and a life member of the General John M. Rockingham Memorial Heritage Unit No.1 KVA, Canada. Don is survived by his loving wife Leslie; children Theresa (Zarko) Arar, Cameron (Alexis) Schlereth, Marlene (Cliff) Niebergall, Myron (Carol) Schlereth and Laura Schlereth as well as numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Anne of the Prairies, Catholic Church, Trochu, AB. With Fr. Adam Daniluk officiating. Donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Association, STARS or Charity of Choice. Kneehill Funeral Services Ltd., Trochu, entrusted with arrangements. 403-442-2123.