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Leonard B. Schneck, 1884-1957


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/14/2009 at 16:35:33

Leonard B. Schenck Dies; Rites Friday

Leonard Blaine Schenck, 73, longtime resident of Emmet county died of a heart attack at 1:30 p.m. yesterday [Nov 26, 1957] at Holy Family Hospital. Mr. Schenck had been in failing health for the past two months and had entered the hospital Monday evening.

Mr. Schenck was born Oct. 12, 1884 in Winneshiek county. He received his education there and also attended business college at Decorah. He came to Emmet County as a young man in 1901.

On Jan 3, 1906 he was married to Laura Winifred Ball near Dolliver. The couple farmed on various places in Emmet county until retirement in the fall of 1955 when they moved to Estherville. Mr. Schenck was a member of the First Methodist Church here.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Flossie Jensen and three sons, Raymond, Ronald and Floyd, all of Estherville, and two brothers, Lloyd of Estherville and Clayton of Superior.

He was preceded in death by his wife in July 1956.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Sternborg Funeral Chapel followed by 2:00 o'clock services in the First Methodist Church.

Pallbearers will be Herman Herke, Lester Larson, Ralph Schacherer, Donald Hansen, Duane Fisher and Elwood Miller.

The body will be in state at Sternborg's Funeral Home from this evening until time of services.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, November 27, 1957.


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