NORTH FORK — William J. Schlichting passed away August 21, 2019, with his family by his side.
Bill lived in North Fork for 70+ years until recently moving to Fresno.
After graduating from Sierra High school, Bill enlisted in the Navy and was a Korean War veteran. Once home from the Navy, he worked at the North Fork lumber mill.
He met and married Shirley in 1956 and began working for the North Fork School District shortly after their marriage.
They had two daughters, Kathy (Hilton) and Julie, who preceded him in death.
Bill retired as the supervisor of transportation, operations and maintenance from North Fork/Chawanakee Unified School district.
Bill also was active in the Masonic Lodge #788, serving as Master five times. He also was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Scottish Rite, and the Shriners.
Bill was able to go on Central Valley Honor Flight #14 and will be remembered as a bus driver, hunter safety instructor, friend, hunting buddy, and fishing partner to many. He will also be remembered as a great husband, father, and Veteran.
He requested that remembrances be made to Central Valley Honor Flight so that other veterans may have the same experiences he did.
Central Valley Honor Flight
c/o Central Valley Community Foundation
5260 North Palm Avenue, #122
Fresno, CA 93704
Remembrances can also be made via cvhonorflight.org.
Services will be held September 6, 2019, at 1:30 pm at:
The Terraces of San Joaquin Gardens
5555 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710