THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: December 13, 2018
Walter "Wally" Schenkoski, 81, of Gillett, passed away suddenly of natural causes Monday morning, Dec. 10, 2018 at the emergency room of St. Clare Memorial Hospital.
The youngest of nine children was Born May 22, 1937 in Degantown, the youngest, to Emil and Emily (Schindel) Schenkoski, he grew up on the family farm in Degantown where he attended school and developed his mechanical skills.
On July 14, 1956 he married Lenora "Dolly" Jaeger in Oconto and they lived in Green Bay where he worked in maintenance for Liebman Meat Packing Co. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Berlin Crisis. After his discharge, he returned to Green Bay and worked at the Press-Gazette for 35 years.
While in Green Bay, he was an active member of First Assembly of God Church and helped with their prison ministry. In 2002, they retired to rural Gillett where he attended Hillside Assembly of God Church.
He enjoyed rabbit and pheasant hunting with family and friends and together they enjoyed annual skiing trips to Vail and Aspen, Co and taking rides in their '64 blue Corvette. He was known for his ability to fix almost anything and will be remembered as lending a helping hand to anyone in need.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dolly Schenkoski, Gillett; three sisters-in-law, Bella Volk, Waukesha, Shirley (Phil) Mathis, Oregon and Florence Schenkoski, Gillett; a special niece and nephew, Stephanie (Dean) Conway; a daughter, Courtney, Robert Volk; other nieces and nephews and a very good friend, Gary Brainard.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be held at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls on Friday, Dec. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m Visitation will continue at Hillside Assembly of God Church in Gillett on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul Carlson will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls.