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Debra & Stuart Schliepp

June 29, 1956 — March 18, 2023


Debra L. Schliepp, age 66, and Stuart G. Schliepp, age 67, both of Hortonville (formerly of Ripon), WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 18, 2023 and Sunday, March 19, 2023, respectively.


Debbie was born in Ripon, WI, on June 29, 1956, daughter to Edward and Helen (Lind) Manske. She graduated from Ripon High School and spent over 20 years at Admanco, primarily as a silk screener. She also worked at Manderfield’s Home Bakery and most recently, Bethlehem Daycare as a beloved preschool teacher.


Stuart was born in Portage, WI, on December 3, 1955, son of Gerold and Sadie (Bandt) Schliepp. He attended Westfield High School and too, spent over 20 years at Admanco until they closed. Most recently, he worked at Oshkosh Corporation and Brick’s Hortonville Hardware.


Debbie and Stuart married on August 31, 1974 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Ripon, WI. From the time of marriage, they were rarely seen apart. They were the best of friends who truly loved being with each other, even until the very end. After spending most of their lives in the Ripon/Green Lake area, they decided to move to Hortonville to be closer to their son and his family. They left behind their card playing club, but stayed active in their church in Oshkosh.


Together they spent time camping in northern WI, attending tractor and steam shows, and watching the Bucks and Packers play. They enjoyed many of the same activities and hobbies, including; canning, baking, wood working, hunting and fishing. Their vacations were proudly spent in Florida visiting their daughter and her family. Most of all, they shared a love for their family and time spent being with their grandchildren.


Debbie and Stuart are survived by their children, Becky (Arnold) Ridge of Naples, FL and Josh (Krista) Schliepp of Greenville, WI; grandchildren, Olivia Schliepp and Arnold “AJ” Ridge; and their beloved dog, Millie.


Debbie is survived by her siblings, Edna Schwandt and Edward (Jean Zeto) Manske; brother-in-law, Ted “Junior” Machmueller; sister-in-law, Karen Manske. Stuart is survived by his sisters, Delores (Wendell) Foote and Wanda Klawitter. They both are survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. They are preceded in death by both of their parents; Debbie’s siblings, Caroline Machmueller, Earl Manske and Donald Manske; Stuart’s sister, Geroldine Cavanaugh; brother-in-laws, Clarence Schwandt, Jim Cavanaugh and Daniel Klawitter.


A visitation for Debbie and Stuart will be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971, and again on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at Living Water Lutheran Church, 1585 S. Oakwood Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54904.


A memorial service for Debbie and Stuart will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at Living Water Lutheran Church, 1585 S. Oakwood Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54904, with Pastor John Dorn officiating. Inurnment will take place at Green Lake Center Cemetery in the Town of Green Lake, WI. A memorial is being established in their names

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