Suzanne J. 'Susie' Schenkel

Suzanne J. "Susie" Schenkel, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 8:30 p.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Schenkel graduated in 1944 from Huntington Catholic High School. She retired from Miller's Merry Manor, where she had worked in food service for 20 years. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Rosary Sodality.

She was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Huntington to John E. and Susannah Barter Bauer. She married Donald Alvin Schenkel on Oct. 8, 1949. Her husband preceded her in death on June 16, 1984.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas (Rita) Schenkel, of Baxter, TN, and Roman Schenkel, of Huntington; a daughter, Susan (James) Joy, of Huntington; a sister-in-law, Mary Bauer of Marion, OH; five grandchildren, Jamie Justice, Kari Schenkel, T. Adam Schenkel, Angela Bradd and Amy Berg; two step-grandchildren, Timothy Miller and Cherish Childs; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m., at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. A service will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 10a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Huntington, with Rev. Ron Rieder officiating. Entombment will be at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are gifts to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or Visiting Nurse & Hospice in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at