Allen C. Schenk, 93, passed away on January 3, 2015 at LifeCare Center in Longmont, CO. He was born to Harry and Alma Schenk on August 13, 1921 in Gladstone, NE. He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1940. After high school, he got a job with Beach Aircraft in Wichita, KS, where he met his future wife, Clarice R. Drost. They married on March 21, 1942 in Junction City, KS and to this union three children were born.
Allen served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a flight engineer on B-17 bombers. He became a master electrician after the war, and in 1946, he and his parents started a family business—Schenk’s Electric—in Fairbury, NE.