Robert D. "Bob" Schenck

Robert D. Robert D. "Bob" Schenck Jr., 88, passed away Saturday, January 6th, in Abilene. He was born March 17, 1929 in Emerson, Nebraska, the son of Robert D. Sr. and Anona (Zastrow) Schenck. Growing up, Bob attended local schools and graduated from Allen High School. On June 17, 1954 he married Doris F. Holm in Sioux City, Iowa. The early years of their married life was spent in Wakefield, Nebraska before moving to Abilene in 1966 to own and operate the Whitehouse Motel and Restaurant. Bob was an Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. Doris preceded him in death December 14, 2014. He enjoyed photography, remodeling and flipping houses and was a people person that never met a stranger. Bob was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Schenck.
He is survived by: two daughters, Robin Schenck (Curt Harman) of Garden City, Jane Schenck (Mark Biggs) of Abilene; two sons, Tim Schenck (Susan Shifflett) of Abilene, Jason Schenck of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Hood of Charlotte, North Carolina and brother, Gary Schenck of Surprise, Arizona.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, January 11th, at the Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Justin Panzer officiating. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Wednesday, January 10th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Faith Lutheran Church. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410 until day of service.

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