Lenard "Pepper" Shlenker, 77, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012.
He was born in Monroe, La. on October 19, 1934, to Lenard and Mary Elizabeth Shlenker.
He is survived by three children, Jay Shlenker, Jan Clifford (Ralph) and Linda Fitzgerald (Tim) and six grandchildren Heather Shlenker, John Shlenker, Delia Clifford, Kevin Clifford, Ryan Fitzgerald and Haleigh Fitzgerald.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anne Shlenker, his son Tim Shlenker and his sister Betty Jo Dollar.
He served in the United States Army for 34 years in the Field Artillery and retired as a Colonel in 1987.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St, Leavenworth, KS.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
The family asks in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association.