William C. Schenk, 64, of 511 1⁄2 W. Second Street, who for years was pleasantly associated with the
public as a Mt.Vernon food merchant and bank and grain milling
firm employee, died at Tuesday (31 Mar 1953) night in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
A particularly severe coronary thrombosis, which he suffered last
Friday morning while at work in the office of the Mt. Vernon Milling Co., was
fatal. His condition had been critical since he suffered the attack
although he was conscious until the end.
In his varied business career he established a reputation for
An inherent love of humanity, a sparkling smile and a friendliness
that was as sincere as it was evident endeared him to the community.
For six years during World War II he was chairman of the Posey
County Selective Service Board.
The body is at the Short Funeral Home and will remain there until
burial. Friends are invited to call beginning Thursday evening.
A memorial service of Mt. Vernon lodge of Elks, of which Mr.
Schenk had been a member for many years, at 7:30 o 'clock Friday evening in the
Short chapel will precede the funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel
with Father William C. Bastnagel, of St. Boniface
Catholic Church of Evansville, a first cousin of the deceased, as the
officiating priest. Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.
Because of special Holy Week services no funeral service is permitted in
a Catholic Church on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.
Father Raymond B. Smith, pastor of St. Mathew's Catholic Church of Mt.
Vernon, of which Mr. Schenk was a life-long member, will celebrate a Funeral
Mass at St. Matthew's Church at Monday.
the wife, a well known Mt. Vernon teacher of piano, who is the former Florence
C. Ries and whose marriage to Mr. Schenk took place
Oct 9, 1919; three daughters.