Alvin Ray Schenimann, 85, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, County, the son of Lorene Schenimann.   He and Jesse Maxine “Pat” Craft were married Feb. 2, 1952.

Alvin worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Co in Cape Girardeau for 18 years.  He then worked at Proctor and Gamble for 21 years retiring in 1991.  Alvin was an avid cattle farmer and he enjoyed putting up hay and sawing wood.  He was a charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church near Fruitland.

Loving survivors include his wife of 64 years Jesse “Pat”, three sons; Lynn (Paula) Schenimann, Leroy (Cheryl) Schenimann and Gary (Lee Ann) Schenimann all of Jackson, a daughter Tammy (Charles) Kassel of New Wells and a former son-in-law Curt Smith of Jackson.

Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren with 2 great-grandchildren on the way.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a daughter, Mary Ann Smith.

Friends may call Wed. Feb. 17, 2016 from 4 – 8:00 pm at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Funeral services will be Thurs. Feb 18, 2016 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with the Revs. Bill Minor and Richard Combs officiating.

Interment will follow in McLains Chapel Cemetery near the Indian Creek Community.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church

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  1. Brittany Gerber

    Leroy and family, I can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. I know that no matter what anyone says the pain you’re all feeling will never go away. My family and I are lifting you all up in prayer for peace and comfort through this difficult time.

  2. Charlotte Craft

    Lynn, all our sympathy for your loss.

  3. Barry E Winders

    Leroy and family, your father was a quiet but strong gentleman in every way. He was a man of integrity and showed kindness and generosity to his neighbors in the community. He was loyal to the Wesley UMC. Carmen and I treasured our three years as his pastor and valued his support. He will be greatly missed but leaves a great legacy to his family and community’s.

    Our prayers for your journey will be offered by us in your behalf.
    Grace Moments,
    Pastor Barry and Carmen Winders

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