Edgar William Schwenk

May 15, 1928May 10, 2019

Edgar “Ed” William Schwenk passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Ankeny, IA. Ed was born in Wauneta, Nebraska on May 15, 1928 to Elmer and Helen (Kee) Schwenk. He met the love of his life Lila (Steinke) Schwenk and they were married on September 25, 1949.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Lila; parents, Elmer and Helen Schwenk; brothers: Gene Schwenk, Paul Schwenk, Jr. Schwenk and Bob Schwenk; great-grandson, Andrew Rodgers; great, great-granddaughter, Sarah Wacker-May.

He is survived by his three children, Susette Wacker (Rick); Rick Schwenk (Gayle) and Rod Schwenk (Diane); sister, Cora Ann Wood; 11 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed was an outgoing man, who never met a stranger, and loved to socialize and get to know people. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and always had a smile when the grandchildren came to visit. A private burial will take place in the Voss-Mohr Cemetery at a later date.


  • Darren Semrow, Honorary
  • Shane Wacker, Honorary
  • Jordan Schwenk, Honorary
  • Trent Siebert, Honorary
  • David Schwenk, Honorary
  • Mark Schwenk, Honorary
  • Matt Rodgers, Honorary


  • Graveside Service


Edgar William Schwenk

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Dana Steinke

May 24, 2019

I will miss Uncle Ed. He loved to play cards and dominos. He always had a lucky streak when playing cards. It was hard to beat him. Dominos was always fun but when you play with a group of the oldies you had to keep an eye on all of them. You couldn't trust them (LOL). He always had a smile. When you went to see him he was always trying to feed you something. He was the host with the most. He was a good guy and I will miss him. Rest in peace Uncle Ed. Tell Aunt Lila I said 'Hi".