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Gayle Lee Schlachter

March 14, 1944 — March 19, 2023

Hastings

Gayle Lee Schlachter

Hastings resident Gayle Lee Schlachter, 79, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2023, at The Kensington, Hastings, NE.

 

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. with family present 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, and one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

 

Gayle was born on March 14, 1944, in Long Beach, CA to Willard and LaVaun (O’Donnell) Schlachter. He attended District 33 grade school and graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1962. Gayle served in the National Guard for five and one-half years and was honorably discharged, he went to boot camp twice in Utah and once in Deadwood, SD, and attended basic training at Ft. Leonard. He married Robee Evy on July 1, 1967; they later divorced.

 

Gayle’s best friend, Chuck Broadwell, gave him the nickname “Hoss”. He worked for Consolidated Motor Freight for 30 years until his retirement when he started hauling grain for farmers during harvest and helped with spring fieldwork. Gayle was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, a golden member of the Eagles Club, and a lifetime member of the Elks Club. He grew up on farm chores, milked cows, 4-H, and FFA. Gayle was on the bowling team in high school and continued this passion into adulthood. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, and farming.

 

Gayle was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard; and granddaughter, Sarah Schlachter.

 

SURVIVORS:

Children & Spouses:             
    Craig & Lauri Schlachter

    Todd & Patricia Schlachter

Grandchildren & Spouses:    
    Allison & Darris Wipf

    Paige Schlachter

    Brooke Schlachter

    Abigail Schlachter

    Hailee & Ryan Manwaring

    Kayla Schlachter

    Hannah Schlachter

    Ethan Schlachter

    Cameron Schlachter

    Kendall Schlachter

    Kelby Pierce

Great-Grandchildren:            
    Amurie Wipf

    Atlantis Pierce

    Raina Trentman

    Maya Negley

    Abcde Negley
    Grace Manwaring

    Charlee Manwaring

Sister & Spouse:                    
    Linda & Doug Knehans

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 23, 2023

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

Family will be present 5-7 p.m.

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Visitation

Friday, March 24, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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Services

Friday, March 24, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center

1225 N. Elm Street, Hastings, NE 68901

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