Arthur H. Schleef, 85, of Watseka passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022 at his residence. He was born on February 20, 1937 in Ash Grove Twp., a son of Henry and Amanda (Koester) Schleef. Arthur married Linda Bottorff in Watseka on February 27, 1966.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Schleef of Watseka; two daughters, Kimberley Miller of Roscoe, Melissa (Todd) Storm of Watseka; one son, Bradley (Dawn) Schleef of Crescent City; one brother, Harold (Linda) Schleef of Oregon City, Oregon; five grandchildren, Chelsea (Anthony) Stanley, Tyler (Tréona) Kendall, Dustin Schleef, Shane Miller and Samantha Miller; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both parents, three sisters and his son, Michael Schleef.
After high school Arthur served in the United States Army. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Arthur was a lifelong dairy and grain farmer as well as an avid Chicago White Sox fan.
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Watseka or to the donor's choice.
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