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Ernest Elwood Schanck

Ernest E. Schanck of Debary, Florida passed peacefully at age 93 with his loving wife by his side on March 8, 2020.  He was born on November 4, 1926 in New Jersey. He was the devoted husband of the late Myrtle Schanck for 63 years.  Ernie was a WWII Army veteran, a life long member of both the N.J. Carpenter's Union and the American Legion, a member and volunteer of the Volusia County Council on Aging Senior Center and St. Ann's Catholic Church. 


Ernie is survived by his wife of 8 years Mary Lou Schanck, his daughter Terry Lerner, her husband Bob Meeks, step-children David Cookson and Melissa Bell, her husband Christopher and his adoring step-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Adam Bell. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 10am at St. Ann's Catholic Church 26 Dogwood Trail Debary, Florida.


 Interment with Military Honors will follow the Mass at Hollywood Cemetery 1031 South Carpenter Avenue Orange City, Florida 32763. 


All are invited back to St. Ann's for a short reception.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Ernie's name to Halifax Hospice of Orange City, Fl.  The family is most appreciative of the incredible care and comfort they provided in his final days.