HELGA O SCHLICHTER
December 17, 1918 – March 30, 2014
Helga Overhoff Schlichter of Port Saint Lucie, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Helga was born December 17, 1918, in Mettmann, Germany. Her husbands Dr. Harmen Lehment and Robert J. Schlichter predeceased her in 1944 and 2002, respectively. She is survived by her son, Ralph Schlichter and his wife Judy, of Wilmington, NC. She has five grandchildren, Mary Frances Callahan, Sara Schlichter, Dr. Susannah Aylesworth, Dr. R. Alexander Schichter, and Captain T. Schuyler Schlichter, USA; five great grandchildren, Cayla and Susannah Rogers, Sarah and Louisa Aylesworth, and Harry Callahan; and one great-great grandchild, Mason Harper.
Helga attended public school in Mettmann, Germany, and attended Wittgenstein Women’s College in Berleburg, Germany.
Helga married her first husband Harmen, a German Army surgeon, in 1942. He was killed in action in 1944. She emigrated to the United States in 1947, and married her second husband Robert later that year. She lived in Fishkill, NY, Memphis and Nashville, TN, and Madeira Beach, FL. She moved to Fort Pierce, FL in 1957, and later moved as one of the original residents in Tarpon Bay Yacht Club in Port Saint Lucie, FL in 1980. She was a faithful and giving member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Pierce.
Helga enjoyed gardening at homes she planned in Fort Pierce and Seven Devils, NC. She also enjoyed art, painting, and classical music. With Robert she kept an active social life at Tarpon Bay which included frequent clubhouse events, boating and fishing. She was a charter member of the Tarpon Bay Water Lilies, with one of the water aerobic exercises named for her. She became an avid and successful bridge player. After Robert’s retirement, she enjoyed cruises and trips to China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, England and Scotland, Casablanca, Mexico, Hawaii, the Amazon, and several Caribbean Islands.
A celebration of Helga’s life will be held at the Aycock Funeral Home, 950 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL, at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 2011 S. 13th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, or to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.
- Memorial Service Tuesday, April 8, 2014
HELGA O SCHLICHTER
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April 8, 2014
Omi is such a strong and beautiful spirit. I always admired her determination she applied to all her endeavors and her ability to persevere. Omi always told me how much she loved her family. She always told me how proud she was of me. But most of all she delighted in my own life's happiness and success. She has left behind an amazing legacy: my father. I am proud to be her granddaughter.
I would like to thank the nurses who took care of her and allowed her to enjoy life on her terms and in the comfort of her home to the very end. God bless you!
Larry & Holly Tetzloff
April 7, 2014
Helga was such a dear friend. We visited her for many years as members of her church and shared many memories. She amazed us with her passion for news and current events snd her love of the Lord, her love of country (both Germany & USA), church, and family. We will miss our vists with her and look forward to seeing her again someday. You are in our thoughts and prayers.