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Robert Francis “Bob” Schenk

Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Apr 2016 (aged 85)
Stuart, Martin County, Florida, USA
Burial Stuart, Martin County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 161007911 · View Source
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January 30, 1931 - April 7, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum.

Source: Fernhill Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, 1501 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, Florida


Robert Francis "Bob" Schenk, age 85, longtime resident of Stuart, FL, passed away peacefully after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia, surrounded by his loving wife of over 58 years, Isabell, his sons, grandchildren and son-in-law.

Bob was born in Nauvoo, IL.

His father Joseph and mother Edna Kraft Schenk, both of Nauvoo, predeceased Bob. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Joan and Dorothy.

Bob started at 14 years old as printer’s apprentice until entering the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After leaving service, he continued with a career in printing for another 50 years.

While in the USAF, Bob met and married the love of his Isabell Reichert. They enjoyed a life of devoted love and faith to each other with lots of laughter enjoyed with an extended family and friends.

They spent the last 54 years as members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stuart, FL where they spent years as ushers.

Bob loved family life & extensive travel. He was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors androgens [?] being with nature. His patron saint was St. Francis of Assisi. Bob’s life closely paralleled St Francis’ life by his love of all creatures in nature. He especially loved wild birds, as part of his daily routine was to wander his property and put seeds in his many bird feeders. Bob was a very calm and peaceful man, avoiding conflict as much as possible.

Bob is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 58+ years, Isabell, who everyone knows as "Mimi." He is also survived by three sons, Robert Anthony, Stephen Michael and Gregory Thomas.

He was especially proud of and loved spending time with his five grandchildren; Amber, Kristine, Tom, Madison and Sophie. Bob also leaves behind 2 daughters-in-law, Shawn and Kate as well as one future son-in-law, Christian, and one sister Carolyn Lutz of Mount Pleasant MI. He was blessed to have a very extended family of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as, hundreds of extended friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5 pm - 7 pm at Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel, 961 S Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994.

A mass to honor and celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 10:30 am at St Joseph Church, 1200 SE 10th St, Stuart, FL 34996 at 10:30 am Wednesday, April 13 2016.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that donations be made in memory of dad to Alzheimer's Community Care in Stuart at

A reception BBQ will follow at the Rocky Point community park at the end of SE Nassau Terrace in Port Salerno.

Source: Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel, 961 S Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

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  • Created by: Martin Weybright
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161007911
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Francis “Bob” Schenk (30 Jan 1931–7 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161007911, citing Fernhill Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, Stuart, Martin County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Martin Weybright (contributor 47169053) .