John E. Schenk

June 08, 1939 ‒ August 03, 2010

Galion, Ohio

John E. “Eddie” Schenk, 71, of rural Galion, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 at Galion Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Born June 8, 1939 in Galion, he was the son of the late Carl and Marjorie Wittibschlager Schenk.

Eddie was a graduate of Galion High School in 1958 and a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church. Due to disability he retired from Peabody-Galion in 1982 after 17 years. He was a farmer, a hard worker and an avid John Deere Collector. A very unique person, Eddie loved nature, being outdoors and was very knowledgeable, especially about Galion history.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John, Jr. and Sherry Schenk and James and Tanya Schenk, all of Galion; four grandchildren, including Sarah Schenk and James Schenk, Jr. and one great-grandson, Skyler Sparks.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 5, with Mr. Carl Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville.