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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Robert E. Schenk

Robert E. Schenk, 66, residing in Milan, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at his residence.

Robert was born on June 13, 1951 in Norwalk, OH to the late Raymond E. and Vivian E. (Sheppard) Schenk.

Robert was a 1969 graduate of Edison High School. He was a welder/fabricator for Milan Steel and later Janotta & Herner, retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Milan Fire Department for over 30 years and a former member of the Milan Township Zoning Appeals Board. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching NASCAR, fishing and 4-wheeling at the Huron River, and helping family and friends with their various home improvement projects. He especially took pride in restoring and driving his 1971 Mustang Mach 1. As a reward for his hard work, he enjoyed taking it to car shows every summer. His greatest love was spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his wife, Linda (Shoop) Schenk, whom he married on November 5, 1971. He is also survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Josh) James of Port Clinton; son, Tom (Karen) Schenk of AZ; grandchildren, Bryce, Trevor, Nathan and Oliver; sisters, Linda Schenk of Milan and Carol Schenk of Norwalk; brothers, John Schenk of Milan, Jim (Felicia) Schenk of TX; Eric Schenk of Milan and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Sue Schenk.

Friends may call on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 am until the time of memorial services at 11:00 am at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory Milan Chapel, 1 S. Main St., Milan. Elijah White will officiate.

Those wishing to contribute to Robert's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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