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Judith E. Schleicher, 79, of Roscoe, passed away June 11, 2018. Born November 29, 1938, the daughter of John and Ella Bietau. Graduate of West High School, Class of 1956. Judith married Benjamin Schleicher on September 6, 1958 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was a member of New Life Bible Church. Judith loved to travel; spending her winters in Texas and Florida. She was faithful to her daily phone calls with her sister.

Survived by her husband Ben; loving sister, Joyce Rieken; nephew, Scott (Leila) Nelson and their son J. Skylar; and sister-in-laws, Sally Ross and her children, Kim (Michael) Jaeger, and Daniel (Stacy) Ross. Predeceased by her sons, Ben Jr. and Charles Leo

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at New Life Bible Church, 2285 N. Hoisington Rd., Pecatonica, IL 61063, with Pastor Tim Spickler officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave, Rockford and then from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials may be made to the family.

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  1. Don and Jill Craig

    Our deepest sympathy to you. Prayers and warm thoughts being sent your way. Miss seeing you in the old neighborhood.

  2. Kay Freeman

    My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. May the Lord give you Grace at this difficult time. I went to West High with Judy and remember her well. (Kay Stodola)

  3. David Kruse

    I think of you often and miss Judi's hugs since moving. So sorry for your loss and know that I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  4. Jill Daniels

    My sincerest condolences to you & your family Mr. Schleicher. Many thoughts & prayers are with you.

  5. Mike Ewaldz

    Ben, So sorry for your loss. Losing one so close is so hard. I shared your experience this year. God is with you

  6. Karen Tate

    So sorry for your loss Ben. She will be greatly missed. May God give you comfort.

  7. Dwayne & Vivian Meier

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss, Ben. We know Judi was the joy of your life and that you were her angel on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you process the grief and sorrow brought on by this major loss.

  8. Christine Leonhardt

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your wife Ben. Joyce, I know how much your sister meant to you I'm sorry for the loss. Prayers to both of you as you grieve her loss. Christine

  9. Terry Podeszwa

    It was with great sadness and shock that we heard of Judi's passing. Our friendship and relationship has spanned over the decades. Knowing your relationship to the Lord, eases the grief a little, but the void is still there. Our prayer is that the Lord in his grace and mercy will give you the peace that passes all understanding during this time.

  10. Curt & Carol

    Ben, you have been a very special cousin. The devotion you and Judy showed for each other and to God is an inspiration for all of us. We are praying for you.

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