John W. Schwenk

  • BORN: March 6, 1940
  • DIED: December 13, 2017
  • LOCATION: Knox, Indiana

KNOX-John William Schwenk, age 77, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at his home. He was born March 6, 1940, to LeRoy and Blanch (Myers) Schwenk.

On September 25, 1971, he married Beverly (McAlarney) Schwenk. She survives along with four sons: Adrian, Lafayette; Dale (Roxanne), Nappanee; Don, Akron; Kevin (Amanda), Knox; and eight grandchildren: Logan; Hannah; Caitlyn; Levigh; Danielle; Jeremy; Graci; Sophia.

John served in the US Navy 1959-1961. Soon after he found himself in a fulfilling career with Starke County EMS, which he felt blessed to serve for over three decades. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas church in Knox, Knights of Columbus, as well as Council on Aging.

John enjoyed fishing, sharing his memories, and spending time with his family. He was a lifelong Cubs fan and enjoyed watching the Cubs win the World Series but especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their sports.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. CST at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel where friends may visit Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Schwenk family to help cover funeral expenses or Go FundMe @


“ Beverly and Sons...our friendship goes back many years and lots of memories. I know how close you both were. He will be in your heart always. Stop...Read More »

Posted by: Mary Ann Bradley - Knox, IN

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