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"Ken" Kenneth William Schaake, Sr.

Obituary for "Ken" Kenneth William Schaake, Sr.

December 11, 1929 - March 21, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 88


"Ken" Kenneth William Schaake, Sr. was born on December 11, 1929 to loving parents, E.W. and Martha Schaake in Central Texas. Ken went home into the arms of Jesus Christ on March 21, 2018. Ken was blessed with a large family which made him very proud. He is survived by his loving, caring, and precious wife, Eva; sons, Kenneth William (Bill) Schaake, Jr. and wife, Linda; Marshall Alan Schaake and wife, Beverly; Kenneth Alan Schaake and wife Kristin; daughter, Pamela Darlene Weeks; grandchildren, Kenneth William Schaake III (Liam), Alfred Egbert and Anna Gail, Denver Garrett, Jackie Lynn and Marsha Ann Setliff and husband Jason, Noah Alexander and Luke William, Joshua Todd and Jeremy Todd and wife Jenny; great-grandchildren, Cody, Clayton, Wyatt, Makenzee and Hunter. Ken was also blessed with seven brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law along with an almost uncontrollable number of nephews and nieces. Ken was a member of Castle Hills Church for over 30 years where he served as a deacon, leader of Christian Men's Job Corps, Manna and various committees. A great joy for him was also serving in childhood ministries with Eva teaching four-year-olds in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. In 2017, Ken and Eva moved their membership to Parkhills Baptist Church where he enjoyed serving the Lord the remainder of his days. Ken attended Texas A&M University graduating in 1951 with a degree in Business and as a commissioned Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was sent to Korea in 1952 along with many classmates. He commanded a M-46 heavy tank platoon on and in the Valley of Heartbreak Ridge and was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement in ground operations. Ken left the military in 1953 as a First Lieutenant. After his military service, Ken settled in Houston, Texas and underwent two job changes before joining Gaylord Container Corporation in 1957 as a sales representative of corrugated shipping containers. He was Sales Manager in Houston at the time he was promoted to General Manager in San Antonio; at which time he and Eva moved the family and lived on a small farm near Seguin, Texas. Ken had the privilege of serving as President of the school board for the Marion Independent School District. In 1979, he, Eva, and son, Alan moved to San Francisco where Ken served as Vice-President of Sales for the Corporation. In 1981, after a hostile takeover and numerous management eliminations, Ken was asked to return to San Antonio and serve as General manager of two plants in San Antonio; one in Weslaco, Texas and a new venture in Nuevo Laredo. Ken retired in 1999 after 42 years of service. Ken was devoted to his family and their well-being was his major concern. He "dabbled" into numerous past times but none overwhelmed him. His home with his precious Eva was of great joy to him. The Lord blessed him and Eva with a second home on Lake LBJ several years ago and it became a retreat for them and their family where he enjoyed being out on the lake in his "fishing machine" and "piddling around" the home, yard, docks and vicinity. He wants his family to rejoice in the fact that he is with God and will see them again through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

9:15 A.M.

11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ‎or the Parkhills Baptist Church.

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