Posted by on July 30, 2020 2:02 pm

Categories: Schuylkill County Obituaries

James Robert Schlegel, 68, of Hegins, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

James was born in Hebe, on August 3, 1951, a son of the late Roy and Beatrice (Wolfgang) Schlegel.

He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was employed as a coal miner for 27 years, last working at Harmony Coal Mine in Mount Carmel.

He was a member of the Mandata Legion Post, the VFW and Valley View Gun Club both of Valley View and had been a member of the former Valley View Fire Company.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years Monica (Bixler) Schlegel,they were married September 16, 1989; a son,Roy, wife of Caitlin Schlegel, of Valley View; one brother, William Schlegel and his wife Gloria, Valley View, sister Ruby Boyer , Myerstown, and two grandsons Robert and Michael.

He was preceded in death by a brother Larry Schlegel and a sister Romaine Forney.

A Graveside service was held at David’s Cemetery, on Tuesday, July 28.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit

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