Joseph Henry “Unk” Schefke, 79, of Rogers City passed away September 13, 2016 at MidMichigan Medical Center, Alpena.
He was born October 27, 1936 in Rogers City to Robert and Victoria (Durecki) Schefke.
Joe is survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Robert) Kowalski of Rogers City; nieces and nephews, Joseph (Cheryl) Kowalski, Suzanne Luetzow, Kasia (Bill) Haire, Vicky (Karl) Kowalewsky, Bernard (Dana) Kowalski, Sherry (Charlie) Schleben, Mary (Steve) Vekaryasz and Sally (Kevin) Kapala;
godchild, Heather (Kyle) Oberstadt; many great nieces and nephews, and his faithful companion, Bud-Bud.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Victoria; brothers, Albert, Donald and Bernard.
He enjoyed spending time on the water fishing with family and friends. His family meant the world to him. Unk perfected the silent departure.
Visitation was at St. Ignatius Catholic Church Friday through time of Mass with the Rev. Sylvestre Obwaka officiating.
Interment followed at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Ignatius Catholic School.
Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be addressed through www.beckfuneralhome.org.