Tuscumbia Cemetery
Miller County,

Sep. 21, 1915
May 12, 1944 Italy
Company F
351st Infantry, 88th Division
World War II
Killed in Action

Parents: Frank Sam Schlesinger, Mary Jane Burks

Memorial services for Pvt. Klauher Schlesinger, who gave his life for his country in the Italian Theatre May 12, were held at the Tuscumbia Baptist Church last Friday
night. A large crowd of relatives and friends attended the services.

Included in the service in memory of Klauher were the reading of his obituary and a few words by T.C. Wright, a lifelong friend of the family, special song service, prayer and scripture reading, and the messages of consolation brought by the Rev. J. Merle Bandy and Rev. Frank Chase. A quartette composed of T.C. Wright, C.O.
Brockman, Wes Condra, and Rev. Bandy sang a special number. Rev. Bandy, who lost a brother in Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese sneak attack there, told the parents, relatives and friends of Klauher to turn to God for comfort in their loss.

Klauher was born on a farm near Tuscumbia Sept. 21, 1915, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schlesinger. He lived for some time at Tuscumbia when his parents moved
here and attended the Tuscumbia public school. Later the family moved to Bear School District where Klauher helped his father on the farm until his first call to the service. He was rejected because of physical disabilities on his first call and then went to the state of California where he was employed in defense work until his second call came. He was accepted on his second call and entered the army in February, 1943. After receiving his basic training in this country, Klauher was sent overseas in November 1953 and saw action in North Africa and Italy.

Surviving him besides his parents are four sisters and two brothers, as follows: Mrs. Raymond (Lena) Farley, Eugene; Mrs. Charles (Olive) Wilson, San Bruno, Calif.; Pfc. Carl Schlesinger, Frederick, Md.; Mrs. L.E. (Rosa) Jackson, Herlong, Calif.; Ruth and Leaber of the home.

Photo(s) Contributed by David M Habben

Contributed on 6/5/15 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 6/5/15 • Approved: 6/5/15 • Last Updated: 4/11/18 • R771337-G0-S3

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