Obituary – Schurkens, Leonard “Jack”

Class of 1939

1939 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalJack Schurkens
Jack Schurkens

- is interested in following the air trails after graduation. He did not indicate where he would study aviation. He was a wrestler in high school. He appeared in the operettas, the senior play and was a member of the band. He attended St. Joseph’s Academy and Perry High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Schurkens of 817 Jackson street. He is a native of Perry and has worked for some time at Brownie’s Drug Store. He collects stamps for a hobby.

Leonard “Jack” Schurkens

July 17, 1922 – February 14, 1942

Double funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic church for Leonard “Jack” Schurkens and Marvin Dauman, Perry youths who died Saturday morning near Ponca City in an automobile accident. Dorothy Jean Dale, 16, and Ada Robison, 16, also perished in the accident. Burial for Schurkens and Dauman was in the Catholic cemetery under joint direction of the Newton and Davis funeral homes. Father William Reid officiated.

Jack Schurkens was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schurkens, Perry, and had lived here all his life.

Jack graduated with the class of 1939 at the age of 16. He was 19 years old, born July 17.

He had been a member of the high school wrestling team and lettered before he became a junior. He was also a member of the band and took part in many school activities.

He was an accomplished golf player and had won a number of amateur awards.

He is survived by his parents and one sister, Phyllis, who is attending A. and M. college.