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Ambrose H. Schwenk, 72 of Jasper, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, at home.
Ambrose was born in Jasper, on March 5, 1945, to Jerome and Magdalen (Reker) Schwenk. He married Jane Block on April 27, 1968, in St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Ambrose was a Indiana Army National Guard veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 147 in Jasper.
He was a proud graduate of the Ireland High School Class of 1963.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.
He was an avid fan of Indiana University sports, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Indianapolis Colts and Pacers. He loved gardening, golf, fishing and hunting.
Surviving are his wife, Jane Schwenk of Jasper; one son, Brian Schwenk of Jasper; two sisters, Pat Sternberg of Jasper, Carol Walters (Joe), Indianapolis; two brothers, Brother Flavian Schwenk O.S.B. of St. Meinrad, and Fred Schwenk (Joyce) of Washington.
Preceding him in death are his parents and one sister, Catherine "Katie" Schwenk.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ambrose H. Schwenk will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment to follow in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Jasper. The Jasper American Legion Post 147 will conduct military gravesite rites.
A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, or to a favorite charity.
Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com
Published on April 20, 2017
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