Gerald William Schenk, of Hanover, passed away peacefully at Hanover and District Hospital on Thursday, February 03, 2022.  He was 91. 

Born on December 10, 1930 at the homestead in Ayton to the late Alvin and Emma (nee Rehkopf) Schenk. Gerald enjoyed trucking for many years before settling down on the farm. He had a way with wood and created so many creations for everyone. His love for his fur baby, Sheba was never far from his site (or lap). 

Survived by loving wife Verna (nee Russell) of Hanover. Loved father of Susanne (Beverly) Schenk of Neustadt. Loved grandfather of Gerald (Keri), Cody (Jill) and Brock (Jess). Special great grandfather to Kayla (Ryen), Owen (Sarah), Curtis (Bridgette), Rachel, Sawyer and Cole. Fondly remembered by his brother Garnet (Alice) Schenk of Gravenhurst. Predeceased by his brother Ken and his wife Wilma Schenk and sister Joan and her husband Ken Zukbrigg. 

Public Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 6-8pm. Please call the Funeral Home at 519-364-3660 to register for attendance between the hours of 8:30 am - 4pm.


A Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at Mighton Funeral Home. For those wishing to view the service it will be livestreamed through the Mighton Funeral Home Facebook page at 2pm:  The live stream will start approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the service - at that time, please look for the live stream video post on the Funeral Home Facebook Page to join the service.  For people unable to join at the time of the service, the live stream video will remain posted and available for viewing afterwards, and will also be posted on the Funeral Home obituary page afterwards.

 Pastor Heather Stoltz officiating. Cremation to follow with Inurnment in Union Cemetery, Ayton. 

Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Trinity Lutheran Church, Ayton would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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