Truman F. Schlehofer Sr. 88 of Manchester, beloved husband of Wilma Schlehofer, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday March 11th 2020. Born in Willimantic CT, the son of the late Frank and Rose (Ives) Schlehofer. He grew up in Wilimantic and Chaplin CT. Truman served in the Army for 3 years (during the Korean War), where he learned his trade as a Lineman. He was the charter member of IBEW Local 42 and, served as business manger. Truman married Wilma on October 20th 1956. They moved to Manchester in 1961.Truman was the president of the Zipser Club for over 30 years, he was also a member of Army & Navy Club Manchester, Elks Club Manchester, VFW of Wilimantic, and The Moose Club of Chaplin. Truman's favorite pass time was Golfing (Skungamaug River Golf Club), he also enjoyed bowling at Holiday Lanes. For many years he organized the childrens Christmas Party for the Zipser Club and he played Santa around the neighborhood and visited Washington School. Truman loved his family and is survived by son Truman Jr. and Fiance Bonnie Dunitz, his daughters Dawna Schlehofer of Manchester, Jill Palozie and Lori Robert of Coventry. His grandchildren Jared, Dillon and Meghan Smith, Adam (Ashley) Palozie and Joseph (Sarah) Palozie, Jennifer and Sarah Robert and his great grandson Jackson McDonald. He also leaves behind his brothers Morton (Anna) Schlehofer and Frank (Patt) Schlehofer and his sister Patricia (Jim) Woodward and sister in law Diane Schlehofer. He is predeceased by his brother Woodrow and his son in law Bruce Palozie. A military honors ceremony will be held then to be followed by a Celebration of Life reception Sunday March 15th 11:00am-2:00pm at The Army & Navy Club, 1090 Main Street Manchester. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Dialysis Clinic, Inc. 319 Main Street Manchester, Ct 06040 or Eastern Draft Horse Association at easternhorsedraft.com.
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