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Schlichting, Rod

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December 15, 1946 - June 2, 2021

Schlichting, Rod

Rodney L. Schlichting passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at his home in Kingwood, TX.

  Rod was born on Dec 15th, 1946 in Omaha , NE. He was raised on the family farm near Craig, NE .  He attended elementary school in a 1 room school house,  graduated from Oakland High school and attended Wayne State college. Rod joined the Air Force in 1967  and trained as an aircraft mechanic, rose to the rank of E4 Sergeant. Rod was honorably discharged in 1971.  After the Air Force, he attended the Teterboro School of Aeronautics. He worked at various airlines until he joined Continental Airlines in 1983 and  retired in May of 2007.  Rod enjoyed spending time with his many friends and for years was on the Swine-o’s  BBQ team out of Spring, TX. He started a beef jerky making business and his customers loved his “jerkey sticks”.  Rod loved motorcycles, beer and his dog Buddy. He enjoyed riding and traveling throughout the country was always ready for a good time and never met a stranger.

Rod was proceeded in death by his parents Arthur and Adella Schlichting of rural Craig, NE. He is survived  by his wife Mira;  sons, Ian Schlichting ( fiancée Samantha Lipscomb) of Clarksburg, WV,  Paul Davis of Pahos, HI, stepson Nicholas Gill of Kingwood, TX; sister Dianne Schlichting of Omaha, NE; brothers Arthur Schlichting (Janice) of Omaha, NE and Ronnie Schlichting of Craig, NE. Grandsons Nikoli and Darion Schlichting of Clarksburg, WV; several nephews and nieces and his beloved dog Buddy.

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A Celebration of Life and Memorial Visitation will be held for Rod "Slinger" Schlichting on Monday, June 14th and Darst Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10 am with the service to start at 11am. Interment will follow at 12:45 at Houston National Cemetery.


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Joe Chlup

June 13, 2021 2:32PM

God bless Rod. Your a kind and a wonderful person to have known and to have worked with. Ride free.
Our thoughts and prayers with Rod’s family and close friends.


Melissa Schlichting

June 11, 2021 5:28AM

RIP Uncle Rod! I remember coming to visit you in Texas and you blessed me with the best brisket I’ve ever had! Cheers! Love you and will miss you .


ruben gimena ramos

June 09, 2021 9:16PM

Sorry to hear your departure Rod...you will be missed. Im glad and honor to work with u at CAL...your a good man, will see you in heaven..


Ronald Atkins

June 08, 2021 12:13PM

I worked many years with rod at contiental airline,rode with him & enjoed a few beers with him at pop's ice house &spring tavern.You'll be missed.RIP.


Cindy Stell

June 07, 2021 12:11AM

RIP,rod you will be turly missed.til we met again.


Jill Blankenship

June 06, 2021 9:03PM

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.


Bee Amphlett

June 05, 2021 2:30PM

Our dear friend is no doubt riding in Heaven now, where he will forever be remembered.


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