Lee L. Schloesser, age 92, passed peacefully into eternal life surrounded by family on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was born in Fredonia, Kansas on March 14, 1925. As a youth, he worked in the family’s mortuary business, and as a printer’s devil for the local newspaper. He excelled in academics, trumpet-playing and sports. He served in the Navy, completed medical school at University of Kansas-Lawrence and a medical residency and fellowship at University of Wisconsin- Madison.
In 1957 he became the 35th physician to join the Marshfield Clinic as an Internist/Hematologist. He was founding director of medical students 3rd year clerkship for the University of Wisconsin- Madison Medical School and an educator for the medical residency and fellowship programs. He retired from patient care in 1997 and from teaching in 2000. His contributions will be remembered by the many physicians and patients he worked with during his 40+ years at the Marshfield Clinic. He was devoted to his patients, medical students, residents, staff and professional colleagues, and played an important role in the foundation, development and history of the Marshfield Clinic’s Education Department.
Dr. Schloesser and his wife of 30 years, Betty Schloesser, were blessed with a large family. His children include Lynn (Jayne) Schloesser, Andrew (Carolyn) Schloesser, Gena (Steven) Setzer, Tamara (William) Mittelstadt, Timothy Schloesser, Francee (James) Schloesser, Pauline (Daniel) Schloesser, Jacob Schloesser, and Chadwick (Jane) Schloesser. His grandchildren include Benjamin, Lee, Daniel, Rebecca, Lianne, Tyler, Matthew, William, Katherine, James, Sarah, Emily, Eric, Jacob, Jonah, Aaron, Francee, Taylor and Tristan.
Lee was preceded in death by Betty Schloesser, his parents Victor and Anna Schloesser, sister Pauline Young, brother Valle Schloesser and sister Frances Sifers.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 200 S. Lincoln Ave, Marshfield, Wisconsin. Visitation with family will be at 10:00 followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00. Lunch will follow the service. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Memorials can be made to Marshfield Area Purple Angels, 1111 N. Chestnut Ave. Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com