Thomas T. Schenkel

Thomas Tyner Schenkel, 75, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at 10:27 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital.

Mr. Schenkel was a 1960 graduate of Andrews High School and he had attended Indiana University and Huntington College. He was the co-owner and vice president of sales at the Schenkel All-Star Dairy in Huntington for more than 40 years, retiring in 2003. He was past president of the National All-Star Dairy Association, a member of the Mid-West Dairy Association, past board member of Huntington YMCA, and a past member of the board of directors of the Huntington University Foundation.

He was a member of the Salamonie Church of the Brethren and attended Emmanuel Community Church. He served on numerous church boards and committees. He was a lifelong Huntington County farmer. He was inducted into the Huntington County Basketball Hall of Fame with the Andrews Cardinals.

He was born March 15, 1942, in Huntington to Kenneth and Marjorie Tyner Schenkel. He married Jane A. Weaver on Oct. 28, 1961, in Lancaster, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Jody (Garrett) Davenport, of Andrews, and Sarah (Ted) Trout, of Huntington; a son, Mark (Cindy) Schenkel, of Huntington; a sister, Sue (Don) Meyer, of North Manchester; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebekah Trout Chapel.

Calling is Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the service, at Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Rev.  Bob Bruce will officiate. Interment will be at the Lancaster Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Huntington University or to Huntington YMCA, all in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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