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.