Laverne Nicholas 'Tuff'  Schenk

Laverne Nicholas 'Tuff' Schenk

September 17, 1930 - June 3, 2020
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LaVerne Nicholas (Tuff) Schenk, 89, of Wildorado, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Funeral mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vega with Father Mitch Przepiora, Celebrant and Father Grant Spinherne, Concelebrant officiating. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Brooks Chapel in Canyon.

Tuff was born on September 17, 1930 in Scotland, Texas to Paul and Mary Kliegel Schenk. He grew up on a dairy and graduated from Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Arkansas. He married Margaret Frische on December 26, 1950 in Scotland, Texas, and she preceded him in death on November 23, 2006.

Tuff was a farmer all his life. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Vega Men’s Club, and was a past president and board member of Dawn Coop.

Tuff loved fishing, hunting, and visiting different casinos. He also enjoyed gardening, tending to his pecan and apple trees, taking care of his cattle, and bread making. He loved small children and his grandchildren will especially remember how he loved to play games with his family, particularly Farkle and Sequence.

Tuff is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret, two brothers, Dillard (Pickle) and Bill and Selma Schenk, and two brothers-in-law, Willie Hoff and Orville Anderle.

Survivors include four sons, Louis Schenk and wife, Roxanne of Canyon, Gene Schenk and wife, Ann of Wildorado, Kevin Schenk and wife, Denise of Umbarger, and Roger Schenk and wife, Roxane of Umbarger; three daughters, Patricia Lott and husband, Glenn of Columbia, MS, Dianna Donathan and husband, Kenny of Wildorado, and Mary Reinart and husband, Galen of Umbarger; 30 grandchildren; 64 great grandchildren; six siblings, Paul Schenk, Jr. and wife, Rosalie of Windthorst, Pauline Hoff of Windthorst, Shirley Anderle of Lindsay, Frank Schenk and wife, Ester of Scotland, Grady Schenk and wife, Cherry of Scotland and Kate Syrus and husband, Gary of Windthorst; and one sister-in-law, Bertha Mae Schenk of Scotland.

The family suggests memorials be to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund, PO Box 105, Umbarger, Texas 79091 or to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Vega, Texas.
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    June 6, 2020 | 10:00am
    June 6, 2020 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Chuch
    VEGA, TX
    A Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Brooks Chapel in Canyon.


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Love, Damon, Grace, Jessica, And Erin

Posted at 07:49am
To all the Schenk family, Our deepest sympathy. Tuff was an incredible man. Very sweet and a privilege to know. Wish we could be with you.
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Posted at 03:38pm
From your Cargill Family in Fresno, CA. Our deepest condolences. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.
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Crystal Munselle

Posted at 08:15pm
I have had the absolute pleasure these last 12 years caring for Tuff. He taught me how to garden, how to cook gravy, how to can, how to put up apples, corn, peaches, and so much more. My 3 girls all grew up out on his farm, they kept him young. We are so blessed to be a part of his life.

Mary Reinart Posted at 12:31am

Thank you Crystal for the care you gave our Dad. We are thankful for being able to allow him to stay in his home and your care helped make that possible.

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