RIO—Eugene Michael Schliesman, 74, of Rio, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at U.W. Hospital in Madison.
He was born Oct. 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 Sept. 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.
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He was 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, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. 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 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be made at www.grassefs.com. Grasse Funeral Service in Rio is serving the family.