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Friday, May 14, 2010

Familiennamen Surnames Schenk, Martin, VanCuren of Wabeno Wisconsin

I am pleased to be sharing the obituary of Irma Martin's sisters family. Leatha or Letha Martin Schenk of Wabeno. It has been awhile since I have been looking into the family. I know there is a tree online of the family of probably Stolley who briefly cover the children. I will use the obit to figure out a little more about the descendants. Maybe I can use the newspaper area to find Letha's too. I just have to search more.Edward William Schenk born 14 janurary 1894.

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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Family tree page of the girls parents Anthony Lewis Martin
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  1. This is my father's obituary. Letha Schenk was my grandmother. I apologize, I haven't read any of your other posts. I came across this site during a google search using my father's name. How are you connected?

  2. Our family knew Letha's sister, Irma Martin Olson from Hasel Run and from Rosemount by the twin cities. The way our families connect you can see in the links Not directly to me specifically. I met Letha once or twice when she cleared out Irmas belongings and sold the house of the martins in family dwight meyer son of Herman meyer son of William meyer son of Juergen Friedrich Meyer born 1814 at Neetzendorf. Juergen had second son Friederich meyer.

    I have wondered where the schenk came from in germany. I will review notes to see if i ever found it. Do you know Jen?





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