Walter Gerald Schenk, age 84 years, passed away Friday evening, May 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born on January 28, 1934 in Bad Axe, Michigan the son of the late Edgar and Nellie (Finkbeiner) Schenk. On May 14, 1955 he married Donna K. Ney, they had just recently celebrated 63 years together. Walter worked for many years as a supervisor in the construction business, working on many different projects throughout the state. He also owned and operated Schenk and Sons Auto in Vassar. Walter enjoyed listening to Christian radio stations, watching NASCAR, snowmobiling and spending time with his family. He in recent years attended the Fostoria Baptist Church.
Surviving family include his wife, Donna; children, Tina (Barry) Torrey, Brad (Nancy) Schenk, Rod (Tammy Szidik) Schenk and Scott (Brenda) Schenk; grandchildren, Ricky Torrey, Lindsay (Brandon) Jones, Dylan (Sarah) Schenk, Briana (Michael) Liegel, Kelsey Schenk, Jerdon Torrey, Jackson Schenk and Ethan Schenk; great-grandsons, Weston and Wilson Schenk and Grayson Liegel; sisters, Ila Chambers and Lila Stone; brother, Clare Schenk and many nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
Private services are being entrusted to the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.