Kenneth C. Schmunk

August 17, 1915 ‒ October 25, 2003

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Kenneth C. Schmunk, 88, formerly of Brae Burn Road, Mansfield, died Saturday morning October 25, 2003 in his Wedgewood Estates home.

He was born August 17, 1915 in Mansfield to Lloyd W. and Ella Smith Schmunk, and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1933.

Early in his career, Kenneth worked with Humphreys Manufacturing Company as Assistant Inside Sales Manager.

During WWII, he served four years with the US Army teaching in an Administration and Clerical School and later serving in an administrative position in Alaska.

He retired in 1981 as Director of Marketing Promotions with Autocall Division, Federal Signal Corporation in Shelby, a firm he served 35 years.

Following his retirement he sold real estate for several years, but most happy when volunteering and helping others.

For more than 50 years, Kenneth was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he had served the congregation as usher, deacon, elder, Clerk of Session, and a Stephens Minister. His meticulous nature served him well as he served many years on the Presbytery Committee, auditing Session minutes and church rolls.

Kenneth’s life verse was I John 4:7&8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Jean and Joseph Cody of Columbus; his son and daughter-in-law Dr. Jeffrey and Bobbie Schmunk of Mansfield; three grandchildren Matthew D. Schmunk, Michael A. Schmunk and Anne E. Cody; and a brother Raymond W. Schmunk of California.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Eleanor Wareham Schmunk on October, 21, 1997; as well as by a brother Paul J. Schmunk.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 1:30 pm in First Presbyterian Church, 399 South Trimble Road, with the Rev. Dr. David Hartzfeld officiating. The family will receive friends in the parlor of the church from 12:30 pm until time of the service. Private interment will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

Memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church may be made through the funeral home.

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