Ruth E. Schenk (1949-2019)

Ruth Schenk, 70, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019 at Aurora Hospital In-patient Hospice Care, Kenosha. Ruth was born in Kenosha on April 2, 1949 to Peter and Hazel Mae (Collins) Schenk. She attended Kenosha schools, graduating from Tremper High School in 1967.

Like her mother Hazel and sister Laurie, Ruth was an avid baseball fan and rooted for her beloved Chicago Cubs. Ruth worked as a keypunch operator with various businesses in the Kenosha/Racine area and later as a child and adult caregiver.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Susannah Schenk of Kenosha, grandsons Nicholas (Ashley) and Alex Schenk, granddaughter, Laura Lynn Schenk, and great-grandson, Cameron Schenk. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Patricia (Al) Saenz of San Antonio, TX, brother, Martin (Judy Gaal) Schenk, sisters, Ginny (José) Martínez and Laurie (Wally) Christman all of Kenosha. Furthermore, many beloved nieces and nephews survive her.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Matthew Thomas Schenk, sister, Dorothy Schenk and nephew, Rick Saenz of San Antonio, TX.

Special thanks to Dr. Ernie Luczkowski for his compassionate care as well as to the medical staff at Aurora Hospital for their care and concerns; specifically Dr. Altaf Aman, Dr. Kyle Dubose, Dr. Walter Kim, Dr. Stefanie Ruffalo and Dr. Sahil Sharma. Moreover, a special thanks to: Stephen Casey of Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations for his thoughtfulness.

A celebration of life service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7104 39th Ave., Kenosha, on Friday, August 16 at 9:30 a.m.


  1. Jeff & Felicia Saenz August 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Jeff and I send our sincere condolences to all the family.
    Sending our love, ❤️ thoughts and prayers to all. 💜🙏

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with Ruth’s family. May you all find comfort and peace in knowing she is in God’s loving arms.

    • My love and prayers are with all of my loved ones who are grieving their second loss in such a short time. May God’s comfort and peace fill you and help you through these trials.

      All my love and prayers,
      Sue Pfefferle Scheribel

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending condolences and love.

  4. Evelyn Blanchard Richards August 13, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Thoughts and prayers go out to all members of the Schenk family. May you Rest In Peace, Ruthie, and have a joyous reunion with family who have already traveled beyond this planet.

  5. Sorry to learn of Ruth’s passing. She always had a smile and wave for us when we saw her. May the next world shower her with blessings..

  6. Sorry for your lost dear. the Bowens are always with you. what ever you need. we can be there. sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  7. Very sorry to here about Ruth Schenk. Prayers go out to Family of Ruth

  8. I’m so very sorry for your loss.


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