April 30, 1950 – March 10, 2019
Douglas Ray Schenk, 68, returned back to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Logan, Utah.
Douglas was born April 30, 1950 in Logan, Utah to Darrell A. Schenk and Iva Pearl Smart. He was the second of eight children. Douglas grew up in College Ward on the family farm. He graduated from Sky View High School where he was active in football, track and the debate club.
Shortly after high school, Douglas met his eternal companion, Joan Jamison. They were married on December 27, 1968. They were later sealed for all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple on September 12, 1969. Douglas and Joan enjoyed traveling the western United States by motorcycle. They had many wonderful days riding with the Beehive Beemers and the Golden Spikers. Dad and Mom were always inseparable and shared a beautiful type of love. In 1992, Joan suffered a massive stroke that left her disabled. Dad lovingly cared for Mom until her death in 1996. After 23 years of separation they are finally joyfully reunited. On January 29, 1999 Doug married Betty Buttars for time in the Logan LDS Temple.
Douglas learned the value of hard work on the family farm and working for GM Nelson Construction. Later on, Doug went to work for the Thikol Corporation as a machinist. Doug finished out his career at Central Valley Machine (CVM). Over his 26 Years at CVM, Doug made lifelong friends that he considered family.
Douglas was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various positions in many organizations. Dad loved his Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ dearly. He loved to read his scriptures and share all that he had learned from them.
The last couple of months Douglas has battled many health problems. He endured to the end with dignity and courage. He was always cheerful, grateful, and humble. He was truly an amazing example, Father, and Grandpa. No matter how old we aged Dad would always ask us, “What’s important?” and we would always respond, “Daddy loves me”.
Douglas is survived by his wife, Betty Schenk. Children: Connie and Paull Johnson, Tony and Mindy Schenk. Step-children: Kimberly (Jack) Fuller, Brad (Barbie) Buttars, Chad (Heidi) Buttars, Kelly (Scott) Colton, Sandra (Jeff) Ballif, Kristina (Marc) Simmons.
Siblings: Alan (DeeAnn) Schenk, Gregory (Esther) Schenk, Jerry (Jackie) Schenk, JaNae (Jeff) Anderson, Earl (Iris Schenk), Diane (Troy) Fredrickson. He has 23 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Douglas was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Schenk; sister, Velaine and both parents, nephew, Lucus and great-grandson, Jeremy.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Fri., March 15, 2019 at the Logan 19th ward chapel, 1255 N. 600 E., Logan, Utah, with a visitation prior from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A visitation will also be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street in Logan.