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August 28, 1934 - November 9, 2017

Funeral Service Date
November 14, 2017
Funeral Service Time
10:00 am

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John A “Jack” Schenkel, 83, of Fort Wayne, died November 9, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born in Fort Wayne, went to Central Catholic High School, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He started Shawnee Construction in 1968. Jack was past president of the Fort Wayne Notre Dame Club and was also its Man of the Year. He was one of the founders and principal of the CCD program at St. Charles Parish and served on numerous non-profit boards of directors such as West Central Neighborhood, Boys and Girls Club and others. He was also a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, and Sertoma. Jack is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret; sons, John (Tammie) Schenkel, Jr., Dan (Susie) Schenkel of Colorado, Matt (Susan) Schenkel, David (Lisa) Schenkel; daughters, Judy (Jim) Bridges of Big Long Lake, Susan Schenkel Logan, Elizabeth (Kirk) Parker of Colorado; and brother, Don (Caroline) Schenkel; sister, Sally Eckrich; and 41 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Georgia R. Schenkel; siblings, Art Schenkel, Jim Schenkel; and grandchildren, Theresa Marie Logan and Charlie Schenkel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, 1515 Barthold with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Monday November 13, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to: Most Precious Blood Catholic Church or the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

rosary monday 3:30 pm

Visitation Date

November 13, 2017

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Additional Info

rosary monday 3:30 pm

Funeral Service Information:

Most Precious Blood Catholic Church

Phone: 260-424-5535

Address: 1515 Barthold St Fort Wayne IN, 46808

Service Date: November 13, 2017

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

November 14, 2017

Funeral Service Time

10:00 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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