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William "Mouse" Schliewenz

William "Mouse" Schliewenz
  • July 24, 1928 - December 6, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409-6230

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“I miss you Dad ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Fred Schliewenz - Charleston, SC

“Dear Betty & family,I'm sorry to hear of Mousie's passing! I sure did think the world of this man! He would walk into the lodge & if I was having a...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Cathy Hyatt - James Island, SC

“Dear Betty and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry to hear of Mouses's passing. Love always.Marie, Cullen and Ashton Seabrook ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Marie Seabroook - Summerville, SC

“I first met "Mousy" when I was a pre-teen. He lived in the neighborhood and would play sports (mostly basketball) with everyone - adults and kids. ...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Tommy McQueeney - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Betty and family, we are so sorry to hearabout Mouse passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lloyd & Amy Edwards - SC

“Don't Kid Yourself , He's not going Anywhere, One day , you will see about 8 or. 9 people in a Circle laughing thier Heads off. Look in the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Mouse was a legend in is own time and a giant among men. RIP cuz. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Marty Fosberry - Family

8 of 13 | Posted by: Eddie Weekley - Mount Pleasant, SC

“My dear Bob and family, both Joe and I are saddened to hear your beloved Mouse has gone on. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Joe&Pam Flood - Santee, SC

“So sorry to hear. He was always so kind to me. He lit up the room. I will always remember this dear man. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Dick - Summerville, SC

“Miss you already Mouse, I will never forget the kindness and laughter you created as soon as you walked in a room. God speed my friend !Danny ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: danny rowland - north charleston, SC

“Very nice man, knew him from the Elks. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Gina Mock - Johns Island, SC

“Our deepest sympathies ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Adrian & Barbara O'Connor - SC

William "Mouse" Schliewenz, 89, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Betty Seabrook Schliewenz died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 with loved ones at his side. The family will receive friends Sunday, December 10, 2017 J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A private graveside service will be held in Live Oak Memorial Gardens.

The Mouse was born July 24, 1928 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late William "Bush" Schliewenz and Isalea Teresa Brauer Anderson. He graduated from Charleston High School and attended the College of Charleston where he played basketball and was the free throw champion, hitting 213 out of 250 shots. The Mouse was drafted into the Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from The Citadel, class of 1957. Upon graduation, Mouse went onto to become a U.S. Customs Import Specialist.

Mousie was a Life Member of Elks Lodge #242, Elk of the Year and State Elk of the Year. He was a member of the Charleston Rifle club and the American Legion for 31 years.

Mousie was a Life Member and Past President of the Citadel Club of Charleston, Life Member of the Citadel Alumni Association, and a Brigadier Club-Century Member, He was active in sports his whole life: basketball, baseball, slow pitch softball (up into his 70's), swimming, high dive competition, life guard, boxing - Golden Gloves - assistant coach to coach "Matty" Matthews for 20 plus years and golfed into his 80's. Mousie worked charity events, volunteered and raised money for Alzheimer's through Golf Tournaments. He was always the life of any party or event. Mousie loved dancing, socializing and good music. He enjoyed traveling with his "Sweet Thing" going to the Bahamas, Las Vegas, Germany and many other destinations and events. Mousie was a caring, giving, compassionate, positive, energetic man. He, Mr. "GD" Webster, could always find the right words to bring a smile to anyone he met. He was a former member of St. Johannes Lutheran Church and a member of St. John Lutheran Church.

The Mouse is survived by his wife, Betty; children: Freddy Schliewenz, Trey Seabrook (Melissa), Barry Seabrook (Christine) and Crystal Seabrook Dorner (Rob); brother, Bobby Schlienwenz (Ann); sisters: Cheryl Anderson Townsend (Bill), and Barbara Anderson Fiddie; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Schliewenz. The Mouse will be dearly missed by all.

Memorials may be made to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation Memorial Fund in his honor.

Special thank you to his nurse Ann and aide Kenya from Crescent Hospice care.