Obituary: Robert Edgar Schenk
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Aug 1939, p. 40
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Robert Edgar Schenk, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Schenk, 1601 Central avenue, Wilmette, was killed in an automobile accident last Thursday evening near Murdo, S. D. as he was returning home from a motor tour of the west. His companion, Dick Penberthy, son of Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Penberthy, 1524 Wilmette avenue, Wilmette, suffered severe injuries. He was reported to be recovering. Robert is survived by four grandparents in addition to his mother and father. These are Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Tatro of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Christ Schenk of Anaheim, Cal. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Wilmette Parish Methodist church, and interment was at Memorial Park.

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17 Aug 1939
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Penberthy, Richard ; Schenk, Robert
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Obituary: Robert Edgar Schenk