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Jeanne Martha Schlegel, 84, of Glendale, Ariz., passed away July 12, 2013, at Hospice of Glendale. She was born in Babylon, Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of Martha Jeanette and Carl Otto Paul Hilgenfeldt. She grew up in Milford, Conn., where she met her husband, Frederick, who was home on military leave from the Army. Theirs became a wartime romance.
She loved crocheting, knitting, quilting and sewing, roses and bears of all kinds.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and husband of 52 years, Frederick Joseph Schlegel.
She is survived by her brother, Carl Hilgenfeldt of California; daughter, Linda (Mark) Steele of Columbus; son, Fred Schlegel of Peeples Valley, Ariz.; granddaughters, Lisa, Meghan and Samantha Steele of Columbus; a grandson, Justin (Jen) Schlegel of Peoria, Ariz.; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was July 17 at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary in Glendale. Entombment was at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.