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Royden Schefke

Royden Schefke

1926 - 2022

Harry Royden Schefke, 96, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

Royden was born on June 11, 1926, in Rogers City to Harry and Ella (McLennan) Schefke.

He married Marceline Kuebler on September 10, 1949 and they enjoyed nearly 73 years of marriage.

Royden is survived by his wife Marceline “Marci”; four children, Sherri (Vic) Kuhlman of Lansing, Terry (Cynthia) Schefke of Jarrell, Texas, Alan (Debbie) Schefke of The Villages, Florida and Marci (Don) Dehring of Rogers City; eight grandchildren: Vicki ( Daryl) Johnson, Chris (Nancy) Kuhlman, Cory Schefke (Veronica Bender), Trina (Joe) Picciurro, Andrew (Lauren) Schefke, Shelby Schefke(fiancée Dustin Neumeyer), Ashley Rhode (Jess Halleck), DJ Dehring; 14 great-grandchildren: Isaac, Eli, and Violet Kuhlman, Franco, Joey, Carlo, Migueli, Sal, Giuliani, and Gianna Picciurro, Anderson and Broderick Schefke, Callie and Cayden Rhode; brother-in-law Henry Kuebler; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Ella Schefke; sisters-in-law June Kuebler and Thelma Yarch; brother-in-law Galen Yarch and a nephew Jimmy Kuebler.

Royden was a 1947 graduate of Rogers City High School. He was employed by United States Steel, Calcite Plant, as the Plant Electrical Foreman until his retirement in 1983. He was involved in his community and his church. He served on the Rogers City School District Board of Education, held a position on the Board of Directors of the Calcite Credit Union, was involved with the Presque Isle County Food Pantry, the Rogers City Senior Center, was a Little League baseball coach, cub master, and was a Deacon and Elder at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Friends may visit at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 23rd from 10 a.m. through time of his memorial service at 11 a.m. with the Reverends Dr. Greg and Karen Zurakowski officiating.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Rogers City Senior Center or Presque Isle County Food Pantry.

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Royden Schefke – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI