Wesley "Pete" Schlegel, 86, Ness City, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 26, 1928, to Henry C. and Scharlotta Kerbs Schlegel. He was a graduate of Ness City High School.

He married Grace N. Tuttle on Feb. 12, 1956, in Jetmore. He was a dedicated farmer-stockman. He was a U.S. veteran, serving during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jan Rider and Jo Pfannenstiel, both of Ness City, and Pat Schlegel, New York City; five grandsons; two granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday at United Methodist Church, Ness City; burial in Buda Cemetery, Beeler.

Memorials are suggested to Ness City United Methodist Church, or Ransom Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 7972.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com.