The Alpena News, July 22, 1971


Mrs. George A. Shenk


Mrs. George A. Shenk, 90, of 310 W. Baldwin, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Alpena Hospital where she was admitted Monday.


The former Ida B. Herron, she was born in Wilson-twp Dec. 30, 1880 and was married to George A. Shenk Nov. 16, 1904. He died in 1958. Mrs. Shenk was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been active in Wilson-twp affairs before moving to Alpena in 1942.


She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Neil Clem at home; five sons, Elmer of Wilson-twp, Eldon of Ossineke, Adrian at home, Ferris of Troy, and Robert of Centerline; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


Friends may call at the Wachterhauser Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, the Rev. V.J. Carson officiating.


Committal service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Municipal Chapel. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.


Memorials to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund..




Marriage Notes for Ida Herron and George Shenk

State of Michigan Record of Marriages

George A. Shenk, 22, of Wilson Twp., born in Michigan, father William Shenk, mother Louisa Stall

Ida Herron, 22, of Wilson Twp., born in Michigan, father George Herron, mother unknown

Married, Nov. 16, 1904, in Wilson Twp., Michigan by Rev. W. Henryes

Witnesses, Hattie Shenk and Elmer Herron of Wilson Twp., Mich.




[Quoted from The Herron Family of Alpena County, Ruth Ann Cochrane and Clyde A. Morrison, June 26, 1998, in the Alpena Public Library, R Gen. 929.1 Herr]




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