Edward William SCHENK 70, Sturtevant, formerly of Wabeno, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born in Wabeno on Oct. 27, 1938, son of the late Edward and Letha (nee: MARTIN) Schenk, Sr. Mr. Schenk served our country with honor in the U.S. Air Force. On April 2, 1966, in Duluth, Minn., he was wed to Phyllis Ann VanCuren. He had been a Sturtevant resident since 1973.
Edward graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1975, and had a successful career as an industrial engineer with several area companies, most recently with Strattec Manufacturing in Milwaukee. He loved to play cribbage and chess, and was a loyal fan of the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers. Ed was an avid history buff and was also interested in astronomy. He was an unmatched "family man" whose wife and children were always his first priority. Ed was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Sturtevant.
He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis; and their children, Steven SCHENK, S. Milwaukee; Edward SCHENK, Cave Creek, Ariz.; Jennie Schenk, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Heather (fiance, Erich Angel) Schenk, Franklin; his sister, Leticia WELLNITZ, Elm Grove; as well as many other relatives and friends. His sisters, Lorraine TOKAR and Laone KRAUSS, also preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Faith Lutheran Church in Sturtevant, with Rev. Jeffrey Mortenson officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 noon. Committal services with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. Memorials to the Faith Lutheran Church have been suggested. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 4600 County Line Road, Racine, WI 53403 (262) 552-9000.
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