Dr. Anthony A. Schlaefer
Dr. Anthony “Tony” Arnold Schlaefer, 95, of Campbellsport entered into eternal life on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac.
He was born in Campbellsport, October 15, 1923, the son of Mathias and Marie (Berg) Schlaefer.
Tony served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952.
On September 12, 1951, he married Marjorie Thill at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Campbellsport.
Tony practiced optometry along with his father, Math and daughter, Ann at Schlaefer Optometrist.
Tony was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, the Campbellsport Lions Club, Catholic Knights,
Knights of Columbus, Fond du Lac Community Band, St. Lawrence Seminary Calvary Guild, and the American and Wisconsin Optometric Associations.
He was the director of St. Matthew Mixed Choir and served on the St. Matthew Parish Council.
Tony’s interests include his love of music, his faith in God and time spent with his family.
Those he leaves behind to share his memory include his children; Dr. Ann (Dr. David Wright) Schlaefer of Campbellsport, David (Bridget) Schlaefer of Campbellsport, Paula Schlaefer of New Holstein, Joan (Brian Jeffery) Schlaefer of Campbellsport, Carol (Jim Putzer) Schlaefer-Putzer of Fond du Lac; sisters Dr. Cecelia Schlaefer, CSA and Rose Dreyer, grandchildren; Cadie (Ujwal) Adhikary, Matthew Wright, Dr. Margaret (Travis) Wright Waldschmidt, Dorothy and Bridget Schlaefer, Nicole (Aaronn) Wuest Oechsner, Tyler (Kendra) Wuest, Tara Wuest, Maxwell, Mitchell, Manuel Wuest, Raina, Riley, Ryker Jeffery, Daniel, Mattison, Mahriana Putzer; great-grandchildren; Bryntly Wuest, Olivia Fieck, Andrew, Mya, Alex Adhikary, Porter, Sawyer Waldschmidt; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Weber, sister-in-law, Janice Thill;
friends, Delores Spradau and Lee Herriges, other relatives and many friends.
Tony was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, son Joseph, sisters Mary Schlaefer and Therese Weber, and brothers Bishop Salvadore and Father Austin Schlaefer.
Rev. Mark Jones and Rev. Neil Zinthefer will concelebrate and burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery with military rites.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Matthew School, St. Lawrence Seminary, or SAL (Sharing a Legacy, Nicaragua Eyeglass Mission).
The Schlaefer family extends a special “Thank you” to Carol Engelhardt and the caregivers at St. Agnesian Hospice and St. Francis Home as well as Fr. Mark, Fr. Neil, Fr. Adrian and Rev. Tim for their continued visits and support.
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences are at www.twohigfunerals.com.