Phillip Allan “Phil” Schenck

Phillip Allan “Phil” Schenck

July 14, 1941 – October 14, 2020


Phillip Allan “Phil” Schenck, former Omaha businessman, died on October 14, 2020, at the age of 79.  He was born on July 14, 1941 in Oak Park, IL to Vivian Grant Schenck and Kenneth Schenck.  When he was young, Phil’s family moved to Omaha where he grew up with his sister Nancy and his brothers David and Richard.  Phil graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1959.  As a child, Phil played baseball and was on the high school wrestling team.

In 1964, Phil  graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he majored in business administration. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity.  Phil participated in intramural wrestling and was a member of the bowling team.  His senior year, the team won the National Inter-collegiate Bowling Association team title.  Phil bowled an average of 192 during the tournament.

After graduation, Phil moved to St. Louis to begin work with the National Indemnity Insurance Company.  While living in St. Louis, he met and married Janice Claire Young on November 9, 1968.  The couple lived in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  In 1974 Phil and Jan moved to Omaha where Phil joined his father, Kenneth Schenck in the Schenck Insurance Agency.  Phil ran the family company before merging with the N.P. Dodge Insurance agency in the mid-1990s.  He retired from business in 2016.

Phil and Jan raised two daughters, Michelle and DiAnna.  As an adult, Phil continued his love of sports by playing racquetball, softball, and bowling, and by filling the living room with trophies.  Phil was an active member of First Christian Church in Omaha.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian Grant Schenck and Kenneth Schenck.  Phil leaves behind his wife, Janice; daughter, Michelle (Kenneth) Anderson and granddaughter, Evelyn; daughter, DiAnna (Timothy) Hemsath and grandson, Sawyer; sister, Nancy (Richard) Sherbondy; brother, David (Jennifer) and brother, Richard (Ann).

Private Family Service: Monday, October 19th at First Christian Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Christian Church of Omaha or the Child Saving Institute.




  • Keith A Wilmot Posted October 14, 2020 8:40 pm

    To Jan, Dave and Dick and families…….you have my most sincere condolences. A lot of great memories!


    • DAVID A SCHENCK Posted October 21, 2020 9:09 am

      Thanks so much, Keith. The entire Schenck family appreciates your comments, and even more appreciates the long-lasting relationships of the Wilmots and Schencks. It was especially heart-warming to see Jim and Kathy there, and to visit with Jim during lunch after the service. Take Care.


  • Robert Wilmot (Bob) Posted October 15, 2020 1:36 pm

    The Schenck family – Jan, Dave, and Dick. Sorry to learn of your loss. Blessings and peaceful thoughts are sent here.

    • DAVID A SCHENCK Posted October 21, 2020 9:17 am

      Thanks Bob. The entire Schenck family appreciates your comments, and even more appreciates the relationships of the Wilmots and Schencks for many years. We loved seeing Jim and Kathy at the service, and it was especially heart-warming to visit with Jim afterwards. Take care.


  • Jerry Sterkel Posted October 17, 2020 5:17 am

    So sorry to hear that Phil is no longer with us. He was a great friend and we had wonderful times playing racquetball together!

    • DAVID A SCHENCK Posted October 21, 2020 1:44 pm

      Thank you Jerry. The Schenck family appreciates your comments. He loved racquetball, so I know Phil enjoyed your times together. Our best regards.

      Dave Schenck

  • Chuck Grubb Posted October 17, 2020 7:32 am

    Phil was a big part of the Nebraska Senior Softball league and played ball with us into his early 70s. His knees might have given him a little trouble but he was always out there giving it his best, competing with heart, and being an exceptional teammate and friend. We will miss his sage advice to the NSS board regarding insurance matters related to the league but most of all will greatly miss having him on the diamond with us.

    Sincerely hope the wonderful memories of Phil as a husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend will lift the hearts of many during this time.

    • DAVID A SCHENCK Posted October 21, 2020 1:51 pm

      Thank you Chuck. The entire Schenck family appreciates your comments. Yes, Phil loved softball for many, many years; what a competitor, huh?? He also loved providing sound insurance advice. There certainly are some great memories, and we’re glad you join us in that manner.


  • Char Repp Posted October 18, 2020 9:17 am

    I have many great memories of Phil and my husband Art playing softball. Both of them
    enjoyed it with each game being important. I like to think of them praying again in
    Heaven. I am sorry for your loss. God will comfort you.

    • DAVID A SCHENCK Posted October 21, 2020 1:54 pm

      Thank you Char. The Schenck family appreciates your comments. We think he is back to playing more softball now, and it’s good that he’ll have Art as a teammate again.


  • Joyce Glenn Posted October 19, 2020 9:51 am

    Phil was always a gentleman and family friend. His helping so many members of our family with various insurance policies throughout the years was a blessing and grace for us all. His integrity was above reproach and his warmth and humor endearing. His friendship will always be remembered. We are both glad and grateful to have known him. He will always be carried in our hearts. Prayers go out to Richard and Phil’s whole family.

    • DAVID A SCHENCK Posted October 21, 2020 1:59 pm

      Thank you Joyce. The Schenck family appreciates your comments, and like you Phil will remain in our hearts forever. Good man, good agent, good sense of humor, and in my case, a very good brother.


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