Thomas Schenkel, 75

Thomas Tyner Schenkel, 75, of Huntington passed away at 10:27 pm on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital.

Tom was a 1960 graduate of Andrews High School; he had attended Indiana University and Huntington College. He was the co-owner and vice president of sales of the Schenkel All-Star Dairy in Huntington for over 40 years, retiring in 2003.

Tom was a member of the Salamonie Church of the Brethren and attended Emmanuel Community Church. He was past president of the National All-Star Dairy Association, a member of the Mid-West Dairy Association, past board member of Huntington YMCA, past member of the board of directors of the Huntington University Foundation. He served on numerous church boards and committees. Tom enjoyed farming and was a lifelong Huntington County farmer. He enjoyed his grandchildren and supported them in all of their activities. Tom was inducted into the Huntington County Basketball Hall of Fame with the Andrews Cardinals.

Tom was born on March 15, 1942 in Huntington, the son of Kenneth and Marjorie (Tyner) Schenkel.

He was united in marriage to Jane A. Weaver on Oct. 28, 1961, in Lancaster. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters: Jody (Garrett) Davenport of Andrews; Sarah (Ted) Trout of Huntington; a son: Mark (Cindy) Schenkel of Huntington; a sister: Sue (Don) Meyer of North Manchester; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter: Rebekah Trout Chapel.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington.

Memorial service will be on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 11 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service at Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, with Pastor Bob Bruce officiating.

Interment will be at the Lancaster Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made out to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Huntington University or to Huntington YMCA all in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

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Posted on 2018 Mar 08