June 27, 1924 - July 4, 2013
BELLEVUE, Wash. - The Rev. Clifford L Schreck, 89, formerly of Goshen, Ind., died Thursday, July 4, 2013, in Bellevue, where he had been living the past four years, at Sunrise Assisted Living.
He was born June 27, 1924, in East Cleveland, Ohio, to Irving F. Schreck and Miriam Ebert Schreck.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the Pacific Fleet, based out of Seattle, and was stationed in Japan as part of the Shore Patrol after the war ended.
He attended Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio, after the war where he met Emma Cocklin. They married on Dec. 22, 1950, in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She predeceased him in September of 2010.
He graduated from Hamma Divinity School in 1950.
He is survived by his children, Timothy (John Frybort) of Goshen, the Rev. Miriam Schreck (Tim Huffman) of Newark, Ohio, James (Kris) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ruth Vandergrift (John) of Bellevue and the Rev. Paul (Karen) of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; and grandchildren Matthew Schreck, Sara Schreck, Benjamin Vandergrift, Jennifer Vandergrift, Aaron Schreck, Kevin Huffman and Todd Huffman; and great-grandchildren Star, Olivia and Asher Huffman.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; sister Pauline Mitzel; and brothers Paul and Kenneth Schreck.
After his graduation from seminary, he was ordained as a Lutheran pastor and served parishes in Richmond, Monroeville, Frankfort, Terre Haute, Kokomo, Goshen, and Winchester, all in Indiana, Berwyn, Ill., and Somerset, Ky.
He and Emma retired to Goshen. In 2001 they moved from their home in Goshen to Juniper Place, and later Evergreen Place at Greencroft. In 2009 they moved to the Sunrise, Bellevue.
They enjoyed travelling extensively in Europe, Latin America and throughout the United States.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at First English Lutheran Church in Goshen, with the Rev. Gene Hollingsworth presiding, following visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in Cocklin Cemetery, Dillsburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran World Relief.