Honorable Kenneth Robert Scheibenberger

January 16, 1949April 18, 2018

Honorable Kenneth Robert Scheibenberger, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Born on Sunday, January 16, 1949, in Fort Wayne, he was a lifelong member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was a proud Concordia Cadet, recieved his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, from Indiana University. His contributions to the Fort Wayne Community were countless. His greatest legacy was being the founder of the Allen County Drug Court. His loves included his family, his German Heritage and his music. The most joy came from being Opa. He was a founding member of the German Heritage Society, he was instrumental in creating a sister city releationship with Gera, Germany and currently the President of Germanfest. After his service to the Allen County Superior Court he cherished every day working with the Vice and Narcotics Division of the Fort Wayne Police Department. His presence in this world will be missed by all who truly knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Susan G. Scheibenberger; daughter, Abigail (John) Heidenreich; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Zachary) Walker, grandchildren, Juliet Gayle Walker, Jaeger Kenneth Heidenreich, and Veronica Ann Walker; sisters, Melinda Smith, and Laura Hillyard; brother, Timothy (Rena) Scheibenberger; and father, Robert G. Scheibenberger. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn J. (Rouch) Scheibenberger; son, Samuel R. Scheibenberger; and daughter, Kathryn E. Scheibenberger.

Funeral service will be 11 am, Monday, April 23, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1126 South Barr Street, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 7pm, Sunday, April 22, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, or Vet Courts Drug Courts Work Inc, 116 East Berry Ste #500, Fort Wayne.


  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church
  • Vet Courts Drug Courts Work Inc


  • Calling Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Calling Monday, April 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 23, 2018

Honorable Kenneth Robert Scheibenberger

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RAlph and MAxi Merkel

April 24, 2018

We were away when we heard from friends of the so sad news. Our sympathy and our prayers go out to you Susan and all the Family. No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that Ken is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

Shelia Bure

April 23, 2018

Judge Scheibenberger was the judge for my son. Even when he was still mourning his own son's death, he was still fair when my child went before him. I will always remember him as a just man of character. May the Lord be your strength during this time.

Teri Letizia

April 22, 2018

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family are in my prayers.
Many blessings,

David Friedrich

April 22, 2018

To The Scheibenberger Family

I knew Ken since our grade school days even though he went to St. Paul’s and I went to Holy Cross but with sports involved and his cousins at Holy Cross it was a small world in the Lutheran families! Later on in life I always called him “Herr Judge”! For some reason, he always told me that my Dad was a nicer man than me!!! We will meet again! God bless you and your family, Herr Judge!!

David Friedrich

Steve & Terrie Ensley

April 21, 2018

Dear Susan, Please accept our deepest sympathy. It's been many years since we've talked, but I have fond memories of dance days and other times with you and Ken. May God quiet your heart with the knowledge that he is in heaven with Sam and Katie. Such a joyous reunion -- and one that awaits you also. Keeping you in prayer, Steve & Terrie Ensley

Tornell Moore

April 20, 2018

My condolences to his family and friends.

Timothy Bussick

April 20, 2018

Our sincerest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

Dr. Bussick & Entire Team at Bussick Orthodontics

Christine Schweyen

April 20, 2018

Soo sad - but so very proud to share great memories of all the time we spent together in Germany and Fort Wayne. Ruhe in Frieden lieber Freund❤️❤️❤️❤️