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Deacon Schlette dies

Posted March 3, 2017 at 12:00 am

Deacon Peter “Pete” B. Schlette Sr., passed away after a long illness at the age of 78.

Ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1996, he later moved into the Diocese of Baton Rouge and served at Immaculate Conception Church in Denham Springs for 18 years.

Deacon Schlette served with the U.S. Coast Guard for 21 years, retiring as chief petty officer. During his career, he crossed the equator multiple times on icebreakers and has been to both the North and South Poles.

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