Obituary Record

Robert J. Schenck
Died on 1/28/1944

The Enterprise dated 3 Feb., 1944 ROBERT J. SCHENCK RITES HELD MONDAY

Robert J. Schenck, a resident of Blair since 1935, passed away in an Omaha hospital, on January 28, 1944, following a lingering illness. At his death he was 67 years, 5 months and 6 days old.

He was born August 22, 1876, at Admah, in the northwest portion of the county. He was first married to Miss Gertie Grosvener, something like thirty three years ago, and four children were born to them.

Deceased operated a garage in Herman for fifteen years. During this period his wife preceded him in death, and on March 4, 1926, he married Miss Esther Jensen, of Herman. Later the family moved to Osceola, Nebraska, where Mr. Schenck operated a meat market for a time. He sold the market and purchased another at Stanton, Iowa, where he moved his family and where he continued in business for nine years, when his health failed him and he purchased a home in Blair where he resided until his death.

Two sons, Kenneth and Donald managed the business until two years ago, when Donald entered the U.S. Marine Air Corps, leaving his brother to carry on the business.

Besides the wife he leaves his sons, already mentioned, and two daughters and a number of grandchildren . He also leaves two brothers, one of Alberta, Canada, and one of Balaton, Minnesota, and a sister of Van Nuys, California.

The funeral rites were held in the Baptist Church, in Blair on Monday, and a large number of out-of-town relatives and friends gathered to do him honor. Herman friends were especially prominent in the audience.

Interment was made at Craig, Nebraska.

Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file at the Blair Public Library.

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 2/3/1944