Sunday, April 30, 2006

Obituary: Edward G. Schernecker - Class of 1914

MADISON - Edward G. Schernecker, age 78, of 702 Wedgewood Way, died suddenly at his home on Friday, July 26, 1974. Born March 29, 1896 in Dane County, he was married to Martha T--diec [original is unreadable, if you have a complete copy, please contact me so I may update this entry] on June 15, 1929. He was in Naval Aviation in WW I. He was a graduate of Central High School in Madison. He was a memberof the University of Wisconsin Football Team, 1920-1923 and was a graduate of the University College of Agricultural Engineering. He worked for the Wis. Highway Commission until 1939 when he moved to Winona, Minn. where he and his wife organized and operated a Medical Secretarial School until his return to Madison in 1971. Mr. Schernecker was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, a National W Club member, Wis. Alumni Assn., Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. In Winona, Minn., was was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge No. 327, and a life member of the American Legion-Leon J. Wetzel Post No. 9. Survivors include his wife, Martha; a son, James G. of Rt. 1, Oregon; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. A.M. Goergen of Winona, Minn. and Mrs. Theodore Engler of Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE, at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 29, The Rev. Edward Erbe officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at the JOYCE FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Rd., where Scripture Service will br held at 7:30.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 27, 1974

Note: The class year for Mr. Schernecker is based on information in the 1912 Tychoberahn, which lists him as a sophomore.

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