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Brenda Schenkel

Brenda Kay Schenkel83 of Syracuse and formerly of Huntington, passed away Saturday afternoon July 8, 2023, at her residence.  Brenda was a 1958 graduate of Fort Wayne South Side High School and was a proud Archer alumnus. Later in 1982 she was a graduate of IPFW earning her associate degree in interior design. She had worked in floral design at Town & Country Flowers as well as working interior design for Carolyn Interior’s. She was a model and a 4-H Judge. She enjoyed horseback riding, sewing and was an artist. Brenda was a member of St. Peter’s First Community Church. She was a member of Tri Kappa and Settlers of Fort Wayne.

Brenda was born on March 25, 1940, in Garrett, Indiana the daughter of Earl and Betty (Wells) Stahl.

She was united in marriage to Ronald Schenkel on March 8, 1975, in Fort Wayne.  Her husband survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter: Sloane A. (Bruce) Cecil of Auburn; a son: Ryan E. (Natalia) Schenkel of Park Ridge, IL; two granddaughters: Schayla Cecil and Brayah-Kait Cecil, and two step-granddaughters: Fatima Rahal and Suzie Rahal.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, Indiana.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, with one hour of visitation prior to the service.

Interment will be at the St. Peter’s First cemetery in Huntington.

Preferred Memorials can be made out to either the St. Peter’s First Community Church or the Kosciusko County Animal Shelter, both in care of Myers Funeral Home 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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