Martin Allen Schenk
KENOSHA – Martin Allen Schenk, 84, from Kenosha, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Froedtert South, Kenosha Hospital.
Marty was born on March 23, 1937 in Kenosha to the late Peter and Hazel (Collins) Schenk. He attended local schools and married Leona Lindstrom.
From October 1961 to August 1962 he served as a lieutenant in the army. After his honorable discharge, Marty worked for Chrysler until he retired.
Marty was raised in the Salvation Army Church. His parents instilled in him a great faith that he took with him through life. He set a good example for his children and others. Later in life, he attended Grace Church in Racine with his significant other, Judy Gaal.
Marty was skilled in every sport he tried. He spent several summers throwing softball and brought home many trophies for dartball in the winter. He also enjoyed playing a challenging game of chess and taking his family on vacation every year. Some of his most memorable travel destinations were San Antonio, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore.
At 43, Marty had an open heart surgery. After that, he drastically changed his lifestyle, ate better, and started running. He was a repeat member of the KYF 1000 Mile Club, which means he ran over 1000 miles every year.
Marty leaves behind his two children: Robin J. Metallo and Martin A. Schenk II; a son-in-law, Peter Metallo; two sisters: Ginny Martinez and Laurie Christman; five grandchildren: Joseph Metallo, John Metallo, Martin Schenk III, Sara Pederson, and Morgan Schenk; as well as many other loving family and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Marty was preceded by the sisters Ruth Schenk and Patricia Saenz as well as his very special friend Judy, who died just three days before him in the same hospital.
The visitation for Marty will take place on Friday, November 26th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. in the Proko Funeral Home. To stream the service live, please copy https: //www.facebook. com / ProkoFuneralHome / live_videos / in your browser at this time. The funeral will follow in the Sunset Ridge Memorial Park with full military honors.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematorium
5111-60th Street Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Published by Kenosha News on November 23, 2021.