Elmer J.Schalk, 83, passed away on Oct. 12, 2013, in Alamogordo. He was born on Nov. 23, 1929, in West Allis, Wis., to Joseph and Cecilia Schalk.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Schalk, of Alamogordo; son Alan Schalk and wife, Linda, of Alamogordo; daughter Cheryl Schalk and husband, David Rowley, of College Station, Texas; daughter Donna Bevill and husband, Scott, of Silver City; and brother Eugene Schalk, of Wisconsin. He is also survived by his grandchildren Matthew Schalk, Eric Schalk, Emily Schalk, Sara Schalk, Jessica Rowley, Randi Murphy, Lindsay Bevill and Jodi Bevill; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Cecilia Schalk, brothers Ray, Jerome and Carl; and his sisters Dorothy and Dolores.
The Funeral Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Harry Riser officiating.
Burial will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Alamogordo Funeral Home.
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics in his name.
The Schalk family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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