March 08, 1937 – June 05, 2015
Vernon “Vern” Schelk, 78, went home to his Lord on June 5, 2015. He was born on March 8 1937, in Marinette County, to the late Arthur Sr. and Eva (Wankowski) Sc helk. Vern proudly served his country enlisting in the Army in 1957 and honorably discharged in 1962 with a Medal of Good Conduct. On March 18, 1962 he married Angie (Silva) in San Antonio, TX.
Vern worked in the Iron Foundry at Kohler Company for 37 years and retired in 1999. He was a member of the Faith United Lutheran Church and the Krause-Simpson American Legion Post 300, in Gillett. Vern enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog Maggie Mae. He liked to keep himself busy and always enjoyed working on projects outside and tinkering in the garage. He enjoyed hunting with family & friends, playing on a dart ball league with the Faith United team and took pride in helping others.
Vern is survived by his wife of 53 years, Angie, and three children: John (Karen) Schelk, Eva (Dale) Weimann and Andrew Schelk; grandchildren: Marshall, Walker, Megan, Hailey, and Erin; 2 great-grandchildren. Vern is further survived by his sisters-in-law Donna Mae and MaryAnn Schelk; nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Eugene, Edward, Arthur Jr., Marvin and infant sister Barbara.
Visitation with the family is scheduled on Friday June 12, 2015 from 5 P.M.-7 P.M. at Faith United Lutheran Church, Gillett; a Funeral Service will begin at 7 P.M. with Pastor John Laatsch officiating. Visitation will continue on Saturday June 13, 2015 from 9 A.M. – 11 A.M. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, in Sheboygan; a Funeral Service will begin at 11 A.M. with Pastor John Laatsch officiating. Internment will take place on Saturday June 13, 2015 at Green Lawn Cemetery where Military Honors will be given to Vern for his service.
The family would like to extend a warm appreciation to Shawano Hosptial and Theda Clark Hospital, Neenah, for the wonderful care.