Rosary was recited Saturd ay, Ja n. 1 4 , at the funeral home.
Mr. Schlesinger died Tuesday, Jan. 10.
He was born May 30, 1937, to Emilie (Tschoerner) and Frank Schlesinger in San Angelo and he grew up farming in the Jarrell and Corn Hill area.
Mr. Schlesinger attended Holy Trinity grade school at Corn Hill and graduated from Jarrell High School in 1955.
The family moved to Temple in 1957, and he worked for Griggs Equipment in Belton.
He married Donna Louise Watson of Bartlett on June 4, 1960.
Mr. Schlesinger was a U. S. Army veteran, enlisting in March 1960. He served tours in Orleans France, Granite City, Illinois, and Da Nang, Vietnam. Upon discharge in September 1966, he held a rank of staff sergeant.
After the service, the Schlesingers lived in Bartlett where he worked a short time for the IRS in Austin.
In March 1968, he went to work for the Texas State Teachers Association. He retired in March 1999 as manager of data processing.
The family settled in Taylor in 1972.
Mr. Schlesinger enjoyed bicycling, jogging, dancing, gardening, computers, beer drinking, wine making, weight lifting, hiking, camping, photography, traveling, chess, dominoes, purple martins, and visiting his friends and relatives.
He was an avid reader and stayed abreast of the latest political situations.
Mr. Schlesinger was a professional Tarock player and assisted in developing and running tournaments across the state. He enjoyed traditional country/western, Cajun, Czech and German music.
Mr. Schlesinger was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors are his wife, Donna Schlesinger of Taylor; a son, Paul Schlesinger of Taylor; four sisters, Rose Ann Burkel and husband Jim of Canton, Dorothy Schlesinger of Houston, Betty Joe Garcia of Arlington, Mary Jean Hermann and husband Bill of Sealy; and two brothers, Larry Schlesinger and wife Mary Helen of Denton, John Schlesinger and wife Pam of Dawsonville, Georgia; also, numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Lynn Cmerek, Jerry David, Jerry Frankeny, RB Jackson, Larry Schlesinger, Paul Schlesinger, Allen Tschoerner and Glenn Tschoerner.