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Service Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, MN
Monday, September 8, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, MN
Sunday, September 7, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Elden A. Schleif, age 89 of rural Buffalo, MN passed away at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN on September 3, 2014.

Funeral service on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, MN.

Visitation on Sunday, September 7 from 4-8 PM & one hour prior to service at the church on Monday, ALL AT THE CHURCH.

Interment Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, MN.

Elden was born on November 12, 1924 to Robert & Emma (Haunke) Schleif in Frankford Township, Wright Co. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War from 1950 -1952. He returned home to farm on the family farm. He was a member of the St. Michael Legion Post #567, the Hanover Fire Department & St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Yvonne, son, Troy, brother Harvey, sister, Bernice Bechtold, brother-in-law, Myron Schmidt, father & mother-in-law, Glen & Selma Schmidt.

Survived by his son, Todd (Laurie) Schleif of Buffalo, MN; grandchildren, Tanner, Troy, Trace, Taylor & Toni Schleif; sister, Delores Larsen of Plymouth, MN; sisters-in-law, Fabiola Schmidt of Crystal, MN & Pauline Anderson of Becker, MN & nieces & nephews.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Tim and Kaye Berning

    Your dad was a remarkable man and he will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Tim and Roxy Petersen

    So sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a sweet person. He will be missed by all.

  3. Michael Schmidt

    Thoughts and Beliefs about Elden (my uncle)

    Let it be known that Elden is watching over all of your lives down here on earth. By what I call the,

    “Balcony Of Life”
    When you are walking or facing North, South, East or West through the paths of life, Elden is looking ahead down these paths to see if it is safe to walk. So when you feel “warm and fuzzy” it is Elden telling you it is safe to walk down these paths to achieve and fulfill your dreams. If you are cold or trip up in your walking step it is Elden telling you to be careful possible danger down the path ahead and will guide you through these dangers. This is one of many ways that Elden is in your heart and you are in his heart forever and ever. Amen

    Michael Schmidt, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  4. Becki Rentz

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  5. Brenda Quarles

    Todd and Lauri; Sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know this is really hard and for the grandchildren also.
    Brenda Coynes & Company

  6. Linda Schmidt Discher

    I am so sorry to hear of Elden’s passing. I remember him and Yvonne well from my younger years. May God hold Elden dear to his heart and help your family through these hard times.


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