Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Wesley "Gene" Schenck, 89, of Saint Marys, Ohio, and formerly of Dayton, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
Gene is survived by his wife, Phyllis Schenck; his son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Elise Schenck of Vandalia, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Susan Gardner Herzog and Dale Herzog of Saint Marys, Ohio. He is survived by his grandchildren: Michelle and Brandon Brown of Missouri; Brooke and Rob King of Vermont; Christin Gardner and Jeff Wacker of Vermont; Sean and Leeanna Gardner of Ohio, and Sara Schenck of Georgia. Gene is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren, and by one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Wesley and Violet (Mustard) Schenck; by his sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and Pete Walsh; by a son, Steve Schenck; by a son-in-law, Gene Gardner.
Gene was a proud retiree from BG Danis in 1990, and a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 104. Gene was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Dayton for more than sixty years; a member of the Moose Lodge 1473 in Celina; Southshore Sportsmen Club of Saint Marys; a member of the Eagles Lodge in Celina.
He had served in the US Naval Reserves for six years. He was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Bengals for 50 years.
Gene was a loving, kind, respectful man of integrity. He and his wife, Phyllis, enjoyed 69 years of marriage together and demonstrated firsthand what true love resembles. Gene will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but our love for him and memories live on.
The family would like to personally thank the staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital for the exceptional love and care they showed Gene and his family.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, in the Meyer Chapel on the campus of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, 11230 State Route 364, Saint Marys, Ohio, 45885. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, Saint Marys.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at Otterbein. Following the burial rites, and celebration of Gene's life will be held at Moose Lodge 1473, Celina.
Condolences may be sent to Gene's family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.