Wilbert W. “Bill” Schrenk of Granite City, Illinois, died on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was 86 years old.
He was born June 16, 1933 in Perry County, Missouri, a son of the late William and Ida (Kirn) Schrenk.
He was married Delora M. “Bootsie” (Arnold) Schrenk on August 8, 1959, in Ste. Genevieve, and she survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jeffery Schrenk and wife Erin of Vista, California, Randy Schrenk of Granite City, Roger Schrenk and his partner Chris Fultz of Luray, Virginia; one daughter, Julie Bonds and her husband Glenn of New Baden, Illinois; six grandchildren, Christopher Schrenk, David Schrenk, Kristen Lipofski and her husband Tyler, Kara Schrenk, Kelsey Schrenk, Lena McCarthy and her husband Lee, Lori Bonds; two great-grandchildren, Michael McCarthy, Harper McCarthy; a brother, Albert Schrenk of Huntsville, Alabama; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Schrenk.
He retired as a ramp supervisor from American Airlines after more than 25 years of dedicated service in fleet services. He had also owned and operated several service stations throughout the area for many years.
He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed gardening and tending to his yard and had a special “love” for squirrels.
A Funeral Mass took place on Friday, October 25, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, Illinois. Rev. Alfred Tumwesigye officiated. Graveside services followed at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste. Genevieve. Irwin Chapel in Granite City handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, Illinois.