The SERVICE will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Prairie City, Missouri on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
The MINISTERS will be Pastor Johannes Brann and Pastor Michael Manz.
VISITATION will be held at Hill and Son Funeral Home on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The INTERMENT will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Prairie City, Missouri.
The family has suggested that MEMORIALS may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Hour Ministries or Heartland Hospice.
Norvin Glenn Schenker, 86, son of John F. and Clara A. (Fischer) Schenker, born September 7, 1926 in Butler, Missouri, departed this life at Appleton City Manor in Appleton City, Missouri surrounded by his family on June 18, 2013. On June 5, 1949 he was united in marriage to Ruby Lee Harkrader at the home of Rev. and Mrs. George Jagels.
Norvin was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City. He was baptized October 3, 1926 and confirmed March 17, 1940. He chose for his confirmation verse Proverbs 23:26, “My son, give me thy heart.” He was a member of Zion’s Men’s Club and Voters Assembly, holding many offices in the organizations as long as his health permitted. Norvin served Zion as an officer in nearly every capacity available: last position Cemetery Sexton, an Adult Bible Class Leader, a member of Zion’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee, and Couples Club.
He and his family were very active members of the Busy Beavers 4-H Club, Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Missouri Guernsey Breeders, Guernsey Breeders of America Associations and served on the Board for Mid-American Dairymen. In 1971 the family was selected to represent Bates County at the Missouri State Fair as Bates County’s Farm Family.
His hobbies included fishing and gardening. He delighted in the accomplishments and travels of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Norvin was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents, John and Clara Schenker; wife, Ruby; brothers-in-law, Paul Elliott and Edward Harkrader.
He is survived by three daughters and one son: Patricia Tippie (Dwayne), rural Rockville, Juanita Cragin (Mike), Nevada, Glenda Smith (Steven), St. Louis and Lyle Schenker (Peggy), Prairie City; one sister, Ruby Elliott, Olathe, Kansas; one sister-in-law, Lorna Mae Harkrader, Papinville, Missouri; 11 grandchildren: Barbara Tippie Sechler (Steven), Karen Tippie, John Tippie (Mary), John, William and George Cragin, Renae Smith Reynolds (Michael), Nolan Smith, Scott Schenker (Brittany), Mallory Schenker Rapp (Matthew) and Alex Schenker; 10 great-grandchildren: Garrett Sechler, Brayden Schenker, Hugh, Seth and Ethan Reynolds, Andrew and Isaac Sandrock, Harleigh, Logan and Delainey Rapp, and he was anticipating the arrival of 2 more great-grandchildren later this year; 12 nieces and nephews; and numerous relatives and friends.