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Eugene "Michael" Schliesman

October 9, 1944 ~ October 1, 2019 (age 74)

Eugene "Michael" Schliesman, 74, of Rio, passed away Tuesday, October 1 at U.W. Hospital in Madison.  

He was born October 9, 1944 to Mark and Adeline (Warmke) Schliesman at the Columbus Hospital. He graduated from Rio High School in 1963 and served in Vietnam in 1965.  On September 20, 1980 he married Kathleen Gleiter. He worked at Mosinee Converted Products in Columbus for 39 years. Mike was a member of Wings over Wisconsin, Ducks Unlimited, and Rio Conservation Club.  He enjoyed deer hunting, trap shooting, bowling, taking photos, fishing, and being with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen of 39 years; step-daughter Tari Bergquist; daughter-in-law Brenda McConochie; grandsons Shawn (Mallory) McConochie, Joel Bergquist; granddaughters, Amie Berquist, Ashley Bergquist, Brittany (Bud) Walker, Casey Mconochie; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Francis Schliesman; sister Rose (Leonard) Hein; sister-in-law Romona Gleiter, and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents; son Scott McConochie; great grandson Myles Prisk;  siblings Jerrald Schliesman, Margaret Schliesman, Mary Belcher; niece Regina Hein; in-laws George and Ada Gleiter; brothers-in-law George Gleiter, Jr., Cy Belcher; and sister-in-law Virginia Schliesman.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 12 at 11 AM at Grasse Funeral Home, 401 Angel Way, Rio. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Rio.  Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of service.

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