March 9, 2023
Ernest Albert Schlatter, 83 of Lebanon, died March 3, 2023, at the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center, Kansas. Ernie was born Feb. 20, 1940, at the family home south of Lebanon. He was one of three children of Albert (Curly) and Ruth (Pletcher) Schlatter. He attended the Chalk Mound one room school house until 8th grade and then attended Lebanon High School, where he graduated in 1958. Ernie was active in football, basketball, track and FFA. In his high school yearbook, Ernie prophesied that he wanted to be the biggest farmer south of Highway 36. He received FFA’s highest hon...
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