Curt Robert Johann Schleusener
DWS: from Antelope County, Nebr marriage records:
Schleusener, Curt R. ; Walmer, Janice M. ; 6/28/1953
DWS: Neligh News and Leader (Nebraska) Friday, Tuesday, February 17, 2015
" Curt Robert Johann Schleusener, of Royal, died Sunday, February, 15, at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Services will be Thursday, Feb 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Orchard with burial to follow in the Orchard Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation is 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 18 at the United Methodist Church.
Curt was born September 28, 1926, in Bancroft, to John and Elenore (Leimer) Schleusener.
Following graduation from Orchard High School in 1944, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines. He traveled around the world on oil and gas tankers from 1945 to 1947. In 1947, Curt returned to Orchard and began farming and ranching. He met Janice Walmer at the Plainview roller skating rink during this time.
Curt was drafted into the U.S. Army and was sent to Korea in January 1951, along with other soldiers from Antelope County. He served in Company A, 4th Platoon of the 7th Cav. Reg. 1st Cav. Division until his honorable discharge in December 1952.
Janice and Curt were married on June 28, 1953 and settled in the Orchard area to raise their family. He farmed and ranched all of his life, and could often be found tinkering in his shop or on his International tractors.
They traveled to the dedication of the National Korean War Memorial in Washington DC in 1995. Curt enjoyed giving speeches about his military service to local high schools during Veteran's Day assemblies. He remained close to the other Korean War Vets in the area and enjoyed their reunions.
Curt is survived by his children and spouses, Jeff (Vicki) Schleusener of Orchard, Stacey (LaVern) Mitchell of Oakdale, Robert (Carol) Schleusener of Royal, and Lorie (Kelly) Whiting of Rapid City, S.D.; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and brothers Lyle Schleusener of Orchard and Merle Schleusener of Bettendorf, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janice; daughter, Maureen; sons, Bradley and Dana; sisters, Velma Sivesind, Dorothy Schleusener and Marie Schleusener and brother, Stuart Schleusener.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Norfolk Veteran's Home where he was a resident for the past few years. "