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Elton Wohlschlegel


Come celebrate the life of Elton Wohlschlegel, 85, of Lexington at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Truth Free Will Baptist Church. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mr. Wohlschlegel passed away at his home on January 23, 2023.

Elton Roy Wohlschegel was born the baby of four in Wichita, Kansas, on August 25, 1937 to George Wohlschlegel and Mary Wohlschlegel (Esslinger). He grew up in the Wichita area and attended school there, graduating with the Wichita East High School class of 1955.

After school he joined the workforce at a Chevrolet dealership and then at Boeing for a time. He married Donna Dorrah and was blessed with two sons, Craig and Jeff. He farmed for a time with his uncles, before moving to Oklahoma City.  At this time, he was working for Sherman Machine and Iron Works.

He later married Cathy Tiry Frye and her son, Richard, and they later welcomed a daughter, Tamera. Elton became an independent contractor working on water treatment plants and did that until retirement. Later in life he reconnected with Cheryl Hinkle.  They were married in April of 1999 and two families became one. They made their home in Lexington and Elton loved the country life.

He spent most days tinkering on tractors and working on well houses for family and friends. He was an avid Sooners fan and watched any game he could. Elton was a faithful member of Truth Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed growing in faith there. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.  He will be dearly missed.

Elton was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Wohlschlegel; granddaughter, Kori Wohlschlegel; his wife, Cathy Wohlschlegel; parents, George and Mary Wohlschlegel and his siblings, Claude Wohlschlegel and Georgiann Fromm.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Hinkle of the home; children, Craig Wohlschlegel and wife, Kenda, of Oklahoma City, Tamera Bachtell of Tulsa, Richard Frye and wife, Ashley, of McAlester, Tuesday Capps and husband, Mark, of Wayne and Daniell Herron and husband, Billy, of Noble;  brother, Tom Wohlschlegel and wife, Loretta, of Goddard, Kansas; 14 grandchildren, Tanner Wohlschlegel and wife, Devon, Hunter Frye, Zack Smith and wife, Emilee, Triston Herron and wife, Hannah, Cody Herron, Harley Frye, Hutson Frye, Logan Qualls, Matthew Wohlschlegel, Easton Kraft, Cruz Bachtell, Riley Frye, Raegan Frye and Isaac Frye;  six great-grandchildren; Annadean, Presley, Baker, Loey, Maddox and Harlow; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. 

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.