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February 16, 1923 – Thursday, October 16, 2014

Service Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, MN
Monday, October 20, 2014
2:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Sunday, October 19, 2014
3 – 6 PM

Delphine G. Schleif, age 91, of Buffalo passed away on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at The Buffalo Hospital.

She was born on February 16, 1923 in Buffalo the daughter of John and Emma (Splittstozer) Kiphuth.

Delphine was Baptized and Confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.

Delphine graduated from nursing school at Fairview in 1944.
On May 12, 1945, Delphine Kiphuth and Vincent Schleif were joined in holy marriage at St. Paul’ Lutheran Church in Hanover. God blessed their marriage with a son John. Delphine and Vincent lived on the Kiphuth homestead between Hanover and Rockford for many years prior to moving to Buffalo.

Delphine was formerly employed at The Buffalo Hospital for many years in the Med Surgical Unit and the OB Department.

She was a faithful, life long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.

Survived by a son: John V. Schleif of Los Angeles, California; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Vincent and by her parents: John & Emma Kiphuth.
Funeral Services for Delphine Schleif will be held on Monday, October 20th at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.
Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 19th from 3-6 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held on Monday afternoon, October 20th at the church one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be James Tessmer, Carl Bursch, Fred Pfotenhauer,
Lyle Wagner, Dana Rose and Jack Wynn.

Memorials are preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover or St. Olaf College.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lynnette Smith

    John, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. My last visit with her was so pleasant and she expressed how grateful she was that she had you for her son. I told her that I thought you felt the same about her and she giggled. She was so precious and gracious. I will miss “popping in” to see her. Love, Lynnette

  2. judy klatt

    So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a very nice lady and also an excellent nurse. You were her pride and joy. My deepest sympathy to you. Judy Klatt

  3. Martha Wallen

    So sorry to hear about your mom. My old neighbor, Lynn, recognized the name in the paper today. I hope everything goes fine tomorrow. I’m still in touch with Sue Dussing and Steve Prescott (since Gary’s death). Take care!

  4. Maria g RN

    I am honored to have cared for your mother. She was a very kind soul. Prayers for your family.


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