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John Oliver Schlechtweg

John Oliver Schlechtweg, 85, a longtime Rushville-area resident, passed away May 13, 2018, in Rushville surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 4, 1933 in Union County to William J. & Flora A. (Toney) Schlechtweg. John was a 1951 graduate of Orange High School and then served in the USAF. He married Mary Owens on September 25, 1953.

John worked at the elevator in Glenwood as a young man. He spent a few years in Connersville at National Metals. John was a mechanic most of his life, working at the Sinclair station in Rushville for a few years and retiring from Fraley Truck & Implements in Rushville after 38 years.

John loved working in his garden and on his tractors. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with all his grandkids.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Mary Schlechtweg of Rushville, he is survived by a son, Mike Schlechtweg (Donna Vaughn) of Laurel, a daughter-in-law, Debbie Schlechtweg of Rushville, a brother, Bill Schlechtweg (wife, Margaret) of Arkansas, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Charles, a son, Chuck and a daughter, Mary Ann Tillison.

Services will be held at 10 AM Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Rev. Jeremy Gries presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary on Wednesday evening from 4-8 PM. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. The Rush County Veteran's Honor Guard will provide military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miller's Merry Manor.