Karl Schlenker Obituary

Karl D. Schlenker
Karl D. Schlenker
Karl D. Schlenker

April 16, 1949 - May 13, 2019
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Grimes, Iowa
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Karl D. Schlenker, 70, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm, Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Iles Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Graveside services will held at 11am, Friday, May 17, 2019 at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.

Karl was born April 16, 1949 in Des Moines to LeRoy and Gladyce (Seibert) Schlenker. He was a lifelong resident of Grimes. He graduated from Dallas Center - Grimes High School. He farmed and worked for over 40 years in the brick business. He was a former member of the Grimes Lions Club and was an avid race car fan. He loved going to the Iowa State Fair to watch the many different horse shows and hitching up his very own Halfinger’s. Another favorite pet was Buddy his cat, who loved cuddling with him. Above all else he was a devoted family man and enjoyed practical pranks whenever possible.

Karl is survived by his wife, Vicki; his daughter, Michelle (Rodney) Anderson; son, Timothy (Stacey) Schlenker; his children by marriage, Noelle (Troy) Krueger and Erin Runyan (Josh); eight grandchildren: Breonna Anderson and Dylan Disu, Breanna Knight and Laurell Schlenker, Kylie Krueger, Zacharie McKinney, Tristan Pohren and Cade Pohren; his brother, Eldon (Lynn) Schlenker; his sister, Diane (Robert) Chambers; brother-in-law, Larry Bauer; mother of his children Donna Schlenker and several nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marilyn Bauer.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.






Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunny Hill Cemetery, Grimes, IA
Grimes, Iowa 50111
Friday, May 17, 2019
11:00 AM
Sunny Hill Cemetery, Grimes, IA
Grimes, Iowa 50111
Friday, May 17, 2019
11:00 AM


American Cancer Society of Iowa
1717 Ingersoll Ave, Ste 111
Des Moines, IA United States 50309