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Ledyard - Cecil L. Schwenkner, 83, of Ledyard, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Fairview, leaving behind his beloved wife of over 60 years, Lorraine (Bois) Schwenkner.

Born in Janesville, Wis., he was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Robinson) Schwenkner and was a Ledyard resident for over 30 years.

Cecil served his country in the U.S. Navy as a submariner for over 27 years, serving on the USS Halfbeak, Albacore, John Marshall, Henry L. Stimpson, and the USS Kamehameha. He was a member of the American Legion Groton Post 114 and the Fleet Reserve Association. In his spare time, he enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching his favorite teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Boston Red Sox. He worked for the New London Post Office for 25 years, retiring in 1999.

He will be deeply missed by his loving family.

In addition to his wife, he leaves five children, Michael Schwenkner and his wife, Mary, of East Troy, Wis., Dale Schwenkner of Niantic, Larry Schwenkner and his wife, Kari, of Wauwatosa, Wis., Karen Regnere of Danielson, and Suzanne Hebert of Mystic; brother, Leon "Butch" Schwenkner of Janesville, Wis. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, David, Ryan, Matthew, Eric, Corey, Adam, and Morgan; and a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie.

He was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Schwenkner of Janesville.

His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, 51 Williams Ave., Mystic, immediately followed by a service at 8 p.m. According to his wishes, burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the (www.lung.org).

Please visit www.mysticfuneralhome.com to leave an online message of condolence.
Published in The Day on Jan. 14, 2013
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