Raymond Schalk, 96, Wellington: January 21, 1921 – January 15, 2018

first_imgRaymond SchalkRaymond Henry Schalk, of Wellington, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Serenity Senior Retreat in Wellington at the age of 96.Raymond was born the son of Arnold and Laura (Tschappler) Schalk on Friday, January 21, 1921 in Haviland. His parents then moved their family to Braman, Oklahoma where he graduated from Braman High School in 1939. In June of 1941, Raymond and Jane Harris were united in marriage in Braman, Oklahoma. Together the celebrated 44 years of marriage before her passing on September 7, 1985. The couple moved to Wellington in 1946 where Raymond opened AG Food Market at 208 South Washington. In 1966 he relocated the store to 317 South Washington which is now the City building. In 1975 he sold the grocery store to McCreary Brothers. He bought Bryon’s Books Store at 115 South Washington in 1977 and moved Schalk’s Book and Office Supply to 117 North Washington in 1981 after the March 1981 fire on main street. He then sold the Book Store in December 1985 and attempted to retire. Raymond met Ruth Harris and the two were married in May of 1986 in Wellington where they enjoyed 11 years together before her passing in 1996. He was blessed to find love once again and married Jayne Phelps in May of 2001. They enjoyed life together and celebrated 15 years of marriage before her death in December of 2016. Raymond served his community in many ways, as a City Commissioner, member of the Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. He has worked at Urban Ministries Food Bank and Sumner County Food Bank, and has been a Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army for several years. One of his proudest achievements is that since 1948 he has donated 70 gallons of blood and platelets to the Red Cross. Since living in Wellington he has been a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his son, Larry Schalk of Wellington; daughter, Lisa Frazier and her husband Jim of Wellington; grandchildren; Laura Carter (Casey Weir) of Wellington, Miles Carter of Nevada and Casey Zillner of Lenexa ; 8 great-grandchildren: Cameron, Mykah, Marley, Mason, Scarlett, Cash, Charlotte and Olivia; sister, Maxine Adrian of Buhler; brother, Marvin Schalk of Buhler; sister-in-law, Melva Schalk of Wellington and many nieces and nephews.  Along with his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Leroy and Melvin Schalk.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018 with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.Memorial services for Raymond will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, Wellington. A private interment will be held at a later date. Memorials have been established in his loving memory to the Wellington Lions Club, First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or Wellington Senior Center. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img

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