Dennis "Papa" H. Schlegel


Dennis "Papa", 63, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at home. He was born on November 22, 1953, to Harold and Mary (Vargo) Schlegel.


Dennis worked as a boat motor mechanic most of his life, and was employed by Bi-State Marine, in Erie, for 10 years. He was a contributing guest of Post # 3265, Point Place,  and a current member of the American Legion Post # 110.  He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Dennis was known as an excellent and outstanding cook. His family and friends raved about his cooking. He enjoyed gardening, he loved the  outdoors and his furry friends, but absolutely loved his grandchildren even more.


Dennis is survived by the love of his life, Kathy Eteau, with whom he spent the last 35 years; daughters, Rachel Estok and Jaclyn Bachik; grandchildren, Briana Estok, Rusty Estok, and Hunter Bachik; brothers, Tom (Lana), Mike (Carol), and Jeff (Julie) Schlegel; sisters, Joyce and Chris; extended family, Jenny Romanczyk, Denise (Joe) Willard, and Mike (Laura) Romanczyk; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Robin.


Visitation will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017  from 2 until 7 pm at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. Funeral services will begin on the same day at 7 pm at the funeral home. Fr. David Cirata will be officiating.


Memorial contributions may be considered to the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio or the Toledo Humane Society.


Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting


Join us August 14th, 2017 fro 2pm - 7pm

5300 N Summit St, Toledo, OH, 43611

  Funeral Service

Join us on August 14th, 2017 at 7pm

5300 N Summit St, Toledo, OH, 43611

Fr. David Cirata will be officiating.

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Randy LaCourse

I am so sorry to hear of Dennis passing. He was always the nicest person to be round and had so much information stored away in that brain of his. He worked on my fathers and my boat many times and I will surely miss his expertise and him wrapping my boat for me for the winter. I've known Dennis since he worked at the Sohio station on the corner of Suder and Ottawa River Road so we have been friends for a long time. He will be greatly missed. All my love and prayers to all of his family and friends as Dennis will be greatly missed in the Point Place community.
Your Friend Always, Randy LaCourse

 Posted August 16, 2017 - 3:27pm
Carol Masztak-Goeckerman

Kathy and Jeff,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am deeply sadden. I still laugh at all the great times we had. He was so much fun and so much laughter. I will miss him terribly. My deepest sympathy.

 Posted August 12, 2017 - 2:14pm

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