Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Frederick Schwenk

Frederick Joseph Schwenk, also known as Papoose, 70, of
Washington, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at his home.

He was born on August 10, 1946, in Jasper to Jerome and Magdalen
(Reker) Schwenk.

He was a 1964 graduate of Ireland High School. He was a member
of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church and 3rd and 4th degree Knights of Columbus
of Washington. He received the Brute’ Society Award on November 20, 2005. He
was the director of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Perpetual Eucharistic and
Adoration Chapel. He had many hobbies that included, fishing, dancing, golfing
and singing in the choir. He loved playing cards, making wine and spending time
with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Ritchey) Schwenk whom he
married, July 18, 1981; three daughters; Alesia (Eric) Cato of Evansville,
Andrea Dwyer (Jeff Lemon) of Washington, Belinda (Robert) Menke of West Palm
Beach, Florida; brother, Bro. Flavian “Junnie” Schwenk O.S.B of St. Meinrad;
two sisters, Patty (Tom) Sternberg of Jasper, Carol (Joe) Walters of
Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Jaret Roach, Marisa Adams, Aubrey Adams,
Jameson Dwyer, Aidan Dwyer, Lexie Lemon and Easton Lemon; Godson, Brian
Schwenk, Goddaughters, Jody (Schwenk) Verkamp, Rachell Brummitt and Amy
(Leistner) Helming and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Katie Schwenk and
brother, Ambrose Schwenk