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Gunther “Jack” Schlager

KSAL StaffSeptember 4, 2018

Gunther “Jack” Schlager, 85, of Salina passed away August 29, 2018. He was born January 14, 1933 in New York City to Matthias and Lina (Kronmuller) Schlager. Jack was married for 52 years to Ann Adair (Prater) until her death in 2008.

Jack grew up in New York City then headed to Denver where he graduated from the University of Denver and met and married his wife Ann. He received his PHD from the University of Kansas, then worked at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine doing genetic research. He later moved back to Lawrence to teach and do research at the University of Kansas for 29 years. After retiring to Princeville, Hawaii he recently moved to Salina to be close to his family. Jack volunteered for Meals on Wheels, loved traveling around the world and was always a big KU Basketball fan.

Jack is survived by his daughter Karen Stansberry (Gary) of Salina, sons Michael Schlager (Lolly) of Houston, TX and Patrick Schlager of Lawrence, KS, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorials to the Salina Food Bank in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. 8th, Salina, Kansas 67401.

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