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Dorothy R. (Riemenschneider) Schenk


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Dorothy R. (Riemenschneider) Schenk Obituary
Dorothy R. Schenk of Akron passed away peacefully on July 24, 2015 in
Greeley, Colorado at the age of 84. She had lived with the effects of
Alzheimer's and dementia for several years before succumbing to the
illness. Dorothy was born March 16, 1931 and was the first child of
John and Dora Riemenschneider. In 1934 the family settled on her
grandfather's original homestead near Thurman, Colorado. This became
their permanent home and Dorothy grew up assisting her parents on
their farm and helping raise her siblings. She also enjoyed growing
up with her many cousins who lived on nearby farms and shared memories
of these times through the years. Dorothy attended Sunny Slope, a
rural school in southern Washington County, grades 1-8 and Lindon High
School.
Dorothy met Robert Schenk at a dance held in the Akron I.O.O.F Hall.
They were married on August 20, 1950 in the Akron Methodist Church.
They made their home on the Schenk farm sixteen miles south of Akron
and lived there until Bob's death in 2011. Four children were born to
this union, Kenneth Leroy, Rosalie Ann, John Louis, and Roger Lynn.
Dorothy was a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a loving
and involved grandmother. She was also an excellent cook and
seamstress. Her handmade afghan blankets, doilies, and needlework
were always welcome gifts to her children and grandchildren. Dorothy
also actively assisted in the daily routine of operating a farm. She
could run most of the machinery and enjoyed working the land during
the summer. She was a regular truck driver during harvest. She was a
determined individual who helped rehabilitate her husband from two
serious injuries. Always active, in her later years she enjoyed
taking long walks along the highway that passed by her house. For many
years Dorothy served as a screener for the Northeast Colorado Well
Child Clinic. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in
Akron serving as an elder, a Sunday school teacher, and as part of the
Presbyterian Women's group.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her father and mother; her husband,
Robert Schenk; her brothers, Vernon and Alden Riemenschneider; her
sister Rozella Wyman; her brothers-in-law, Alvin Jefferson and Jay
Wyman; sister-in-law Helen Riemenschneider; nephews, Steven Wyman and
Gary Riemenschneider; and nieces Judy Wyman, Verna Riemenschneider,
and Valerie Riemenschneider. Survivors include children Kenneth and
Vicki Schenk of Fort Morgan; Rosalie and Marvin Jefferson of Fort
Morgan; John and Renae Schenk of Fort Collins; and Roger and Diane
Schenk of Akron. Grandchildren include Mary Jefferson of Denver;
Shelli and Josh Langford of Fort Morgan; Erin Jefferson of Seattle,
Washington; Sheri and Aaron Urdiales of Highlands Ranch; Lana and
Matthew Taussig of Denver; Brandon Schenk of Akron; and Leslie Schenk
of Fort Collins. Great-grandchildren include Jackson Langford,
Charlie Langford, Aucencio Urdiales, Siena Urdiales, and Amos Taussig.
Surviving sisters are Opal Jefferson of Akron and Wilda Wyman of West
Fork, Arkansas. Surviving brothers are Verle Riemenschneider of
Lindon and Don Riemenschnieder of Flagler. Dorothy also leaves to
mourn numerous nephews and nieces, cousins, friends and neighbors.
Gone for now but not forgotten, living within our hearts and memories.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the First
Presbyterian Church of Akron. Interment followed at the Akron
Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Walk to End
Alzheimer's, Fort Morgan, which will be held on September 12, 2015.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on July 29, 2015
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