Virginia Lorraine Schwenk

Virginia Lorraine Schwenk

Virginia Lorraine Schwenk, the one-time Knox postmaster whose family owned the Knox Country Store, died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla. She was 93.

She was born in Union City, N.J. and lived in Vero Beach, Fla. for the past 27 years after moving from Knox. Mrs. Schwenk retired from the United States Postal Service as Knox postmaster. She also owned Knox Country Store for 15 years with her family.

During World War II, she served as a member of the United States Navy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).

She is survived by her sons, Harold A. Schwenk Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, Gerald W. Schwenk and his wife, Judith, and her daughter, Janice Filkins — all of Vero Beach, Fla.; her grandchildren, Christine Schwenk, James Schwenk, Steven Schwenk and his wife, Heather, Dylan Vallequette, Jason Schwenk and his wife, Shelley, Jeffrey Schwenk and his wife, Jennifer, and Kevin Schwenk and his wife, Tara; and many great-grandchildren.

Her husband of 67 years, Harold A. Schwenk Sr., died before her, as did her grandson Brian Schwenk.

A private graveside service will be held at the Knox Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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