Ben Schleder, 92, of Georgetown, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, in Georgetown, one day after 19 family members gathered to pay him a final tribute on Easter Sunday. He was born Aug. 15, 1921 in White Lake, S.D. to Peter and Mary (Cahill) Schleder. He married the love of his life, Betty Latham, on Aug. 17, 1973, in Evergreen, Colo. Ben was always self-employed in oil and gas production, real estate investing and developing in Texas and Colorado, and a myriad of entrepreneurial ventures. He was an active member of the Martindale Methodist church until a stroke influenced the decision to move to Sun City, Georgetown. He was a proud member of the Ben Hur Shrine and a Jester. Ben was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran-pharmacist mate 1st class and will be remembered for his witticisms, work ethic, gentlemanly charm, and as a man of great integrity who was devoted to family and friends.
Ben is survived by his wife, Betty Schleder of Georgetown; daughter Cassandra Suggs of Austin; son Bernard “Max” Schleder of San Marcos; daughter Lynden Jay of Colo.; sons, Russ and Randy Schleder of Colo.; grandchildren, Ethan and Miles Schleder of San Marcos, Trevor Suggs of Austin and Jason, Natalie, Tyan and Brandon Schleder of Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made to Honor Flight Austin, 815-A Brazos St., UPS Box 498, Austin, TX, 78701.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Ramsey Funeral Home, with a reception immediately following the service. A memorial scattering will be held at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 2 p.m. with military honors.
You may share a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.