Arthur Verne Schletty

8 julio , 194216 noviembre , 2019

Arthur Verne Schletty, known to love ones as Art, was born July 8th, 1942, passed away on the 16th of November, 2019. Art will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Art was born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin to Arthur Schletty Senior and Katherine Mae Freiling. Art grew up and was raised in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Art met his future wife, Karleen Knutson, in high school where they became “high school sweethearts” and married in 1962 starting a beautiful 57 year marriage together. Art graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1964 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Art and Karleen moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1981. He retired from the Centers for Disease Control as Deputy Director of infectious diseases, and had a distinguished 40-year career with CDC.

Art was an accomplished, generous man. He loved fishing, listening to jazz, attending car races, traveling, and watching sports- especially hockey. His favorite place to travel with his family was St. George Island, Florida. Art was a friend of Bill Wilson for 30 continuous years.

Art is preceded in death by his mother and father.

He is survived by his wife, Karleen Schletty; Brother, Steve Schletty (Laurel); Sister, Linda DeMars (Mike); Son, Jeff Schletty (Jennifer) of Woodstock; Daughter, DeeAnn Spencer (Mark) of Dallas, Texas; Grandchildren, Katie Hunter (Harris), Ally Bruhn (J), Anna Schletty, and Lauren Schletty; and Great- Grandchildren, Clara and Avery.

A Celebration honoring the life of Mr. Schletty will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from eleven to two o’clock at The Gardens at Great Oaks, 786 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, Georgia 30075.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to OR


  • Memorial Gathering sábado, 7 diciembre , 2019


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Joe B Smith

diciembre 10, 2019

Getting the sad news that Art had passed was indeed a shock that one of my favorite people in my years at CDC was gone. I recall his love of family and his talents as an administrator and manager. He would comment on his anticipation in attending events such as the Kentucky Derby and Indy 500! He was most helpful to me as we planned for work after our long CDC careers in a contractor mode. He was very considerate, kind, and empathetic - skills that served him well as a human being and a friend. My sincere sympathy to his entire family. Joe Smith, Dahlonega, GA

E Douglas Pratt

diciembre 6, 2019

We grieve that we will not see Art in the usual places anymore. It helps me to remember his glowing smile, just one sign of how spiritually strong he was, such that he's still with us, smiling and supporting us ... "Stick with us, Art."

Doug Pratt

Jean Many

diciembre 6, 2019

You were a wonderful neighbor and friend. Ed and I will dearly miss you. We will always be available to help your loving wife. Also, we will pray for your soul and that God provides his tender care for Karleen. Rest in peace

Mark Rosenberg

diciembre 3, 2019

I agree with David Sleet's comments. Art helped to get the CDC injury control program going and growing. He was very smart, effective, and kind and he never sought the spotlight for himself. He was one very dedicated and very good man.

David Sleet

diciembre 3, 2019

Art was an inspiration to us at CDC as he helped create and grow a program of injury prevention, a leading cause of death for those 1-44 years old. He worked easily with others, always friendly, always there when you needed him. He was a great organizer, and great steward of Federal efforts to end diseases and reduce their consequences. We, at CDC, will miss Art. He was ahead of his time.