Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Viola H. Shenk, 98, of 85 S. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 5 p.m. Feb. 18, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
She was born July 20, 1910, to Anton and Catherine Schmiesing Meyer. On April 28, 1934, she married Gerald S. Shenk, who died June 2, 1993.
Surviving are two sons, Richard (Ileana), Eacazu, Costa Rica, and James (Shirley), Minster; a son-in-law, Roland (Mary) Bernhold; a sister, Evelyn Schulte; four sisters-in-law, Wilma Schockman, Edna Prenger, Audrey (Paul) Meyer, and Audrey (Wil) Meyer, all of Minster; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Shenk, Pennyann, NY.; and 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Patricia Bernhold; and five brothers, Clarence, Norbert, Arthur, Paul and Wilfred Meyer; and a sister, Adelle Bernard.
She was owner and operator of the former Shenk's Dry Goods and Ready to Wear from 1957 to 1978 and then employed at M.C. Bernhold Insurance, Minster, as a payroll administrator from 1978 until 2008, a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Minster. She graduated from Minster High School in 1927 and from the Fort Wayne Business College.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Maria Stein Center.
Condolences can be sent to www.hogenkampfh.com.