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Richard F. Dick Schenning
1923 - 2014
Richard F. Dick Schenning, 90, Lily Lake, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Geneva Lake Manor.
Born in Silver Lake on Dec. 23, 1923, he was the son of Otto C. and Florence E. (nee Strasburg) Schenning. He spent his early life in Silver Lake and Wheatland Township, graduating from Wilmot High School.
He proudly served his country during the Korean War as an Army medic with the 280 Paratroopers. He served from 1946 to 1953.
On Feb. 12, 1955, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kenosha, he was united in marriage to Margaret Mary Labowsky. Following marriage, they made their home in Lily Lake, in the town of Wheatland.
Dick served as a Deputy Sheriff for Kenosha County for 27 years, retiring in 1979. He also owned O & O Construction for many years. He was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmot; the American Legion Silver Lake Post 293; enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a 50 year member of the Silver Lake Sportsman Club and the Kenosha Hunting & Fishing Club.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Barbara (Robert) Brackett of Janesville; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Rocky) Decker, Andrew Brackett and Alex (Casey Goodsell) Brackett and one great grandchild, Chase Decker. He is further survived by a brother, Milton Schenning and a sister-in-law, Dolores Schenning.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Schenning, an infant son, David, brother, Rodell; sister, Margaret Schenning; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Schenning.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Geneva Lake Manor for all their care and compassion they gave to Dick and the family.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmot with Rev. James Fischer presiding. Burial will follow the service at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in New Munster. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Church from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
625 S. Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home
625 S. Browns Lake Dr.
Burlington, WI 53105
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Apr. 15, 2014