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Matilda I. "Tillie" Schenck

Matilda I. “Tillie” Schenck, 84, of St. Paul, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Revs. Ray Kosmicki and James Murphy will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Schenck was born on Jan. 14, 1926, at Elyria, the daughter of Frank and Veronica (Koziol) Wadas. She was united in marriage to Eddie Schenck on Feb. 9, 1948, at Elba. He preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Gary Gay of St. Paul; one son, Ron Schenck of Ellisburg, NY; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Leonard and Bernice Wadas of Madison, Wisc., June Wadas of Johnstown, CO and Detta Wadas of Denver, CO; and one sister, Agnes Kinser of Eugene, OR. She also leaves to cherish her memory, four grandchildren, Chelsea and Rod Chase of Idaho Falls, ID, Danny Schenck of Highlands Ranch, CO, Colin Gay of Seattle, WA and Brian Gay of St. Paul; two great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Thatcher Chase; and special family friend, Pamela Schenck Kelly of Highlands Ranch, CO. Tillie grew up on the family farm near Elyria and after she completed the 8th grade, the family moved to a farm near midway corner west of St. Paul. She then worked for Mitch Knothe at the Howard Hotel in St. Paul. Tillie and Eddie lived their entire married life in St. Paul. She worked as a waitress for Art & Dorothy Lynch at the American Legion Club and also for them, when they built the new Lynch’s Supper Club. She later managed the American Legion Club for five years and then went to work for Paul & Vi Schuman at Paul’s Supper Club. Her last job was as a cashier at the Pump and Pantry in St. Paul. After Eddie’s death on Aug. 4, 1996, she continued to live in her home. In 2003 she moved to the Matelyn Retirement Community until Jan. 2010, when she moved to Heritage Living Center. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. Tillie enjoyed taking care of all her family and loved entertaining family and friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Steven Gay; five brothers, Stan, Hank & Ray Wadas and infants, Constance and Freddie Wadas; and three sisters, Florence Moraczewski, Evelyn Whetstone and infant, Loretta Wadas. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

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Kay and family Sorry for your loss. Keep your faith and memories close to your heart of Tillie as they are gifts of God. Love from Dale Elaine Nowak and family

Elaine Nowak Jul 20 2010 12:00 AM

We all love you Aunt Tillie and will miss you lots. But, I am glad that you will be reunited with Eddie and so many people that you love. Love you lots.... Denise

Denise Jul 8 2010 12:00 AM

Ron and Kay, Lots of memories. You're in my thoughts.

Dan Rosenquist Jul 8 2010 12:00 AM