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David Schenck Sr.
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David Schenck Sr., 75, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family following a brief, but courageous, battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Emory Gillespie will officiate at the services. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral
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Surviving are his wife, Joanne; his son, David (Kim) Schenck Jr.; four grandchildren, Lindsay (Justin) Shover, Shelby (Tyler) Cavanaugh, D.J. (Tiffany) Schenck and Mitchel (Jillian) Schenck; six great-grandchildren, Keegan, Brody, Chase, Dylan, Korbin and Channing; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Jackson and McCaelyn; and his mother-in-law, Laura Ambuehl.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Arnold; and a daughter, Michelle Ehlers.
David Schenck was born Nov. 26, 1940, in Sherborn, Minn., the son of Judson and Lillian Vacura Schenck. David graduated from Worthington, Minn., schools in 1958. David married Joanne Ambuehl on Sept. 19, 1959, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua.
Dave worked at Julin Printing and Energy Manufacturing before starting his 36-year career as a pipefitter at John Deere in Dubuque. From 1967 to 1969, he also had a business, Dave's Portable Welding, during an extended layoff period from John Deere.
David was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and served on the corporate affairs committee. He was a member of UAW Local 94 for 56 years. He was a past officer of the Monticello Conservation League, member of Amateur Trap Shooting Association and Monticello Men's Bowling Association, and a charter member of Eagles Aerie 4466.

Posted on Sunday, 18 September 2016