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Violet Grace Ross Schenke
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1911
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 2011
Clayton County
Iowa, USA

The Guttenberg Press, August, 2011

Violet Grace (Ross) Schenke, 100, of Guttenberg, formerly of Colesburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation was one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 6, at Colesburg United Methodist Church, Colesburg, conducted by Rev. Allen Craft.

Interment was at Zion Cemetery, rural Colesburg.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Guttenberg.

Violet was born the daughter of Squire and Ella (VanSickle) Ross on June 23, 1911, in rural Clayton County.

Violet attended the rural country school and eventually graduated from the Edgewood High School in 1928. She then furthered her education and received her teaching degree from the Junior College in Elkader. With that degree she taught in several country schools. On her 22nd birthday, Violet was united in marriage with Russell "Jack" Schenke in Elkader. Together they farmed for many years but making a home for her husband and children was also a full time job. In her later years she worked in the lunch program for the Colesburg School system. Violet was a 60 year member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge and a long time member of the Colesburg United Methodist Women's group. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing card games such as Euchre, bridge and pinochle and she was a member of the 500 card club. Most of all her greatest joy in life was her family and she cherished each moment together with them.

Violet will be greatly missed by her daughter, Carol (Jim) Jacobs and son, Roger (Carol) Schenke; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1982; one son, Bernard Neil in infancy; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Fannie Rodas, Myrtle Wegman and Nellie Buisman; one brother, Robert Ross and one daughter-in-law, Anne Schenke.

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Family links: 
  Squire F. Ross (1861 - 1939)
  Ella May VanSickle Ross (1875 - 1957)
  Russell Schenke (1905 - 1982)
  Bernard Neil Schenke (1934 - 1934)*
  Carol Anne Schenke Jacobs (1937 - 2016)*
  Myrtle Catherine Ross Wegman (1901 - 1995)*
  Fannie Ella Ross Rodas (1904 - 1983)*
  Nellie May Ross Buisman (1907 - 2000)*
  Violet Grace Ross Schenke (1911 - 2011)
  Robert Clifford Ross (1915 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Zion Cemetery
Delaware County
Iowa, USA
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Violet Grace <i>Ross</i> Schenke
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