Schliefert, Mervyn LeRoy "Merv" Age 82 passed away on Aug. 1, 2017 at Tiffany Square Center in Grand Island. In 1957 he met his wife Bev they were married in 1958 to which five children were born. Merv's career took them to various locations across the country, but in 1983 they settled in Kearney, NE where they would spend most of their lives. After his retirement from farmland appraisal and loan lending, Merv became extremely active by volunteering and supporting local events. Merv was passionate about Habitat for Humanity, Kiwanis, and very involved with United Methodist Men, singing (or sleeping) in the church choir. These things, among many, earned him Kearney's Humanitarian of the Year in 2003. Merv's wife Bev worked for the Nebraska Conference in the Episcopal office.
Merv is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bev; children: Roger Schliefert of Grand Island; David Schliefert of Grand Island; Doug Schliefert and wife Jodi of Grand Island; and Linda Dixon of Central City.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Nebraska. The Reverend Alan Davis will officiate. Interment: Geneva Cemetery in Geneva, NE, at 2pm. VISITATION: 5-7pm Thursday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Memorials suggested to Kearney's First United Methodist Church or Habitat for Humanity in Merv's name. O'BRIEN STRAATMANN REDINGER FUNERAL HOMES 4115 Ave. N, Kearney NE 68847 308-234-3500