Posted: Mon 2:34 PM, Jul 15, 2013
Funeral Home: Schmidt & Schulta
Delmar 'Bud' Schenk, 84, Bowler, died on Friday, July 12, 2013 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.
He was born July 7, 1929 in Wausau, the son of the late Eddie and Viola (Rosenow) Schenk. On April 18, 1953, Bud was united in marriage to Lila Kriegel at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tigerton. She preceded him in death on June 14, 2013.
Bud was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Davenport-Lang American Legion Post #414, Bowler. He owned and operated Schenk's Service Station, Bowler, for over 60 years. Bud was an avid snowmobiler and owner the first snowmobile dealership in the area. He also started the Bowler Snowmobile club and enjoyed hunting. Bud was currently a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler.
Survivors include three children, Keith Schenk, Tigerton, Patricia Schenk, Wausau and Pamela Gehring, San Diego; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Marjorie (Jack) Horn, Appleton and Delores Diener, Pelican Lake. In addition to his wife and parents, Bud was preceded in death by a sister in infancy.
The Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowler. The Rev. Michael Schram and Rev. Clifford Kessen will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Tigerton. Visitation will be on Monday from 4PM to 8PM at the Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg and again on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of service at the church. The family guest book and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.