Frank and Rita Schlenke


Annika Meyer

Young Frank Schlenke was looking to borrow a Peter Frampton CD so he could tape it. The person he borrowed the CD from would one day be his wife, Rita. Frank and Rita dated for 6 years before marrying at Assumption Church on October 2, 1982. Frank and Rita have one son and they have been married for 34 years.


What is your favorite thing to do together?

Go out to dinner.

What is your best memory with each other?

Our vacation to Florida when our son was 8 years old.

What is some advice you would give to married couples about being married for so long?

Patience, patience, patience, and compromise, compromise, compromise.