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Robert Schenewerk

Robert E. Schenewerk, 84, of Smithton, IL, born May 5, 1927, in St. Martins, MO, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Schenewerk was a bus and truck driver for Greyhound Bus Company for 32 years.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Wanda L., nee Fletcher, Schenewerk, whom he married July 12, 1956, and who died December 24, 2007; his parents, Clarence F. and Pauline A., nee Backers, Schenewerk; six brothers, Stanley, Milburn, Warren, Donnie Lee, Francis, and Oscar Schenewerk; and two sisters, Genevieve Cavender and Angeline Veltrop.

Surviving are three sons, Larry (Karen) Schenewerk of Wentzville, MO,
  David (Janice) Schenewerk of Belleville, IL,
 and Robert E. Schenewerk Jr. of Smithton, IL;
three grandchildren, Brian Schenewerk,
 Brandi Demick,
 and Andrew Demick;
two great-granddaughters, Alexia and Lacy Brower;
a brother, Bill Schenewerk of St. Louis, MO;
two sisters, Betty (Gary) Ohlendorf  of Smithton, IL,
and Patricia (Robert) Sydnor of Troy, MO;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Father Stanley Konieczny officiating.

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Condolences Left For Robert Schenewerk

    You have our deepest sympathy.
    The Virgil Becker Family

    Virgil Becker, Smithton, Illinois, 62285

    Larry & Karen, David & Janice, Bobby (Jr.), and Bob's entire Schenewerk family.

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Bob and all of you are in our prayers at this most difficult time. Although we only met Bob about 2 years ago, it seems like we have known him forever. We really enjoyed our friendship and time spent with him. So many stories, so much ribbing back and forth, lunches together, and the stories he told, what a full and interesting life he had. His passing will leave a very large void in our lives. God bless him!!!

    Pat & Lynn Forness

    Pat & Lynn Forness, Smithton, IL, 62285

    We had great times with your Dad and Mom at Stell's lake. Lots of Bar-B-Ques, horseshoes and fishing. Never forget the horses at the house! Fun times. You are in our prayers.

    Joe, Connie and Malissa Martin, Lawrenceburg, IN, 47025


    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I have many wonderful memories of your dad that will never be forgoten.

    Dawn Schenewerk-Baker, Marissa, il, 62257

    Bob was one of the greatest people on earth, he would take great pride in making fun of my marine corps service always saying the navy was better.

    I an going to miss Bob he was a great person

    Brad Dent, Joliet, IL, 60435

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