Glenn Shenk

Glenn H. Shenk

Thursday, March 7th, 1929 - Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Glenn H. Shenk, 90, of Lancaster, formerly of the Buck, PA, died peacefully in the company of family on the evening of September 23, at UPMC Pinnacle, Lititz, after a brief illness. He was born March 7, 1929 to Elizabeth and Samuel Shenk in Conestoga, PA, and was married for 64 years to Helen E. (Herr) Shenk, who survives him.

Glenn farmed with a team as a youngster, owned half a plane as a young man and flew it, and worked as a mechanic, dairy farmer, and cabinet maker. He served with Mennonite Voluntary Service, with the Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company, and as a minister at River Corner Mennonite Church. He loved fishing and hunting, telling a good story, and working with his hands. He was a family man, a good neighbor, kind, gentle, with a wide range of skills. If he didn’t have the tool he needed to solve a problem, he made it.

Glenn is survived by his four daughters: Marjorie Shenk (Hermann Riecke) of Evanston, IL; Peg (Lee) Martin of Kimball, WV; Mary (Marty) Sommerfeld, of Lancaster, PA; Alica (Jim) Denlinger, of Lancaster, PA, and eight grandchildren. His eight brothers and sisters also survive him: Arlene (the late Willard) Delp, Mahlon (Almeda) Shenk, Amos (Joanne) Warfel, Janie (Jim) Delp, Ruth (John) Groff, Dave (Ruth) Warfel, Don (Eunice) Warfel, and Elaine (Tom) Stauffer.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 2, at 2:00 P.M. at the New Danville Mennonite Church, 103 Marticville Road, Lancaster, PA. Friends may greet the family at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service.

Interment in River Corner Mennonite Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of the family

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Rd., Lititz, PA, 17543 ( or Mennonite Central Committee Great Lakes Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP), 1013 Division St., Goshen, IN, 46528 (
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    New Danville Mennonite Church
    103 Marticville Road
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 2:00pm
    New Danville Mennonite Church
    103 Marticville Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    River Corner Mennonite Cemetery
    Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.


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Ira Herr

Posted at 12:55pm
I grew up with Glenn. We went to each other’s places when we were boys. We went to the same Sunday School class
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Rachel Frey

Posted at 06:04pm
I wanted to send a note of appreciation for all that Glenn had done over the years for my parents Ira and Mary Jean Herr. He was a genuine friend and will be missed. They are in declining health themselves but my dad comprehended that Glenn had passed away. My sympathy to all the family as I am sure you will miss him.
Rachel (Herr) Frey, daughter of Ira and Mary Jean Herr

Marian Witmer

Posted at 04:56pm
My sympathies are with your family. I have many pleasant memories of your father from my River Corner Days. I also remember the help he (and the River Corner Sunday School Class) was to my parents when my parents moved from Mt. Nebo to Five Pointville. Again, my sympathies and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

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