August Walter Schlepp

August (Gus) Walter Schlepp

August (Gus) Walter Schlepp died peacefully on Friday, October 31, 2014 in his Sammamish home at the age of 91 with family by his side.

Born in Pure Water, Montana, he had 18 brothers and sisters. Baptized in the Lutheran faith, he was truly a reflection of God’s love.

He served his country in the D-Day landing (third wave) of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Married to the love of his life, Caroline Reel in Montana, they were blessed with four children: Wesley, Wayne, Douglas and Gwenn. Following retirement from Exxon after a 34-year career, he travelled the world, venturing to over 40 countries with family and friends.

Gus was delighted to be a father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an authentic man who represented what has been named “The Greatest Generation” with the best of their characteristics: Pride of country, loyalty and love for God and family. He made everyone feel loved and cared for. Gus lived by the golden rule, had a heart of gold, and will be missed.

There will be a celebration of his life on Monday, November 10th 2014 at the VFW 4330 148th Ave. NE, Redmond from 12- 4 pm honoring this very special man.


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