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Edward C. Schenck, Sr.

ABINGDON-Edward C. Schenck, Sr., 80, Galesburg, formerly of Abingdon, died at 9:12 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

He was born June 18, 1928, in St. Paul, Neb., the son of Edd Byron and Emma A. (Pedersen) Schenck. He married Bernie M. Carlson April 19, 1946, in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.

Ed is also survived by two sons, Ed Jr. (Bonnie) Schenck, Abingdon, and Dan (Cindy) Schenck, Galena; one daughter, Jeanie (Rick) Hanna, Abingdon; a former daughter-in-law, Paul Schenck Brackett, Abingdon; 11 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Rudie Schenck, a granddaughter, Diana Rose Ann Hanna and a sister, Anne Zauhar.

Ed had lived in Abingdon for 50 years. He was an Amoco Dealer/Jobber for 46 years, retiring in 1995.

He was a past volunteer fireman and Captain for the Abingdon Fire Protection District Abingdon Station and had also served as secretary for the Trustees of the Fire District. He was an active member of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association and was a member and past official at Young’s Lake near Kirkwood.

He had lived in Galesburg the past six years.

Ed was an accomplished carpenter/builder. He played a major part in building 12 different homes and in repairing and remodeling countless others. He was always on hand to help anyone, friend or family, with projects of any magnitude. He was proficient in almost every kind of mechanical repair or building.

He was a licensed pilot and loved flying. He shared his hobby with his son, Rudie. They each owned a plane and co-owned another. This was a highlight in his life.

Services were held Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Ed’s son, the Rev. Dan Schenck officiated.

Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Fire Protection District or to Young’s Lake.

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