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WILFORD W. SCHLEIF
November 2, 1922 ~ February 27, 2017
Wilford "Bill" Woodrow Schleif, 94, died Monday, February 27th, 2017 at Peace Health Hospital in Vancouver, WA. Born and raised in Superior, NE, the son of Eric and Minnie (Schiermeyer) Schleif, he lived most of his adult life here in Vancouver.
Bill served in the Navy during WWII and was a mill worker at Crown Zellerbach in Camas for 37 years. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church for 64 years.
Bill loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing house or peek-a-boo, cheering them on at baseball and soccer games, piano recitals and horse shows, always encouraging and supporting them in their hopes and dreams. He also loved to camp and travel, enjoying cruises in particular, and winter would find him and Rose with the other snowbirds in southern CA playing horseshoes and enjoying the warm weather.
Bill leaves his wife of 67 years, Rose Marie (Ryf) Schleif; brother, Virgil Schleif; sons, Larry Schleif and his wife Pam and Ron Schleif and his wife Carol; a daughter, Cindi Rauch; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, 12919 NE 159th St., Brush Prairie, WA on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 3-5 p.m.
Donations may be made in Bill's name to Bethel Lutheran Church.
Straub's Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation is handling the arrangements.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation
325 NE 3rd Ave.
Camas, WA 98607
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 7, 2017