Lloyd Joseph Senchuk
ASHWAUBENON, MI. – Lloyd Joseph Senchuk, 95, was welcomed into the glorious kingdom of heaven on February 21, 2014 at home in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.
He was born June 15, 1918 at his parent’s home in Ossineke, Michigan. He was the third of eight children.
Preceding him in death are his Mom and Dad, Angelina and John, 4 brothers Julius, Earl, Edmund, Phil and 2 sisters June and Irene.
Lloyd is survived by one brother, Kenny of Alpena, Mich.
Lloyd was drafted into the Army in June of 1941 and volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corp in August of 1941. He trained as an aerial engineer in Newark, New Jersey. Later he was stationed at Karachi, Pakistan where he was deployed in the China, Burma, India Theater where he was in charge of dropping supplies to our soldiers building the Ledo Road linking the Burma Road in China from the C47s. He flew what was called “The Hump” (Himalaya Mountains). Lloyd was the engineer who helped to bring some of the DooLittle Raiders back from Quetta, to Karachi before their return flight back to the U.S.
Lloyd married Rita Walchak in 1945 who preceded him in death in July 1980. Together they have 8 children. Linda and her husband Dan Reising of Ashwaubenon, Wi, Earl Senchuk of Marquette, Michigan, Mary Jo and her husband Chris Dollar of Gwinn, Michigan, Judy and her husband Steve Houghmaster of Alpena, Michigan, Mark and his wife Sandy Senchuk of Marquette, Michigan, Mike and his wife De of Marquette, Michigan, Julie Dawson who preceded him in death, Matthew and Becky Senchuk of Detroit, Michigan. He is a grandfather to 14 and great grandfather to 14.
Lloyd stayed in the Air Force until honorably discharged as MSgt in June 1964 after serving our country further at Clark AFB, Philippines, Castle AFB, Calif., Oscoda, Mich., Tachikawa, Japan, and Beale AFB, Calif. He was placed on inactive reserves for another 9 years.
To provide for his large family he became an independent truck driver hauling furniture for Mayflower and later Bekins Van Lines. He was instrumental in helping 6 of his 8 children plus more friends develop their own business in trucking. His family surprised him one year with a planned convoy of 9 trucks with police escort going through Alpena, Michigan on Father’s Day.
During his marriage Rita and Lloyd enjoyed family, fishing, camping and helping others. After retirement his favorite hobbies were gardening, golf, playing checkers and reading especially the Bible. He will forever be remembered for his stories, jokes, work ethic, laughter, his enjoyment of gardening, and his love for God, his Savior. We would like to say thank you to Veterans Administration, Dr. Perry, St Mary’s Hospital, Home Health and Cheryl, Dr. Mark Broadhagen, and Unity Hospice for helping Dad during his past 2 years of life.
Lloyd was an avid member of the Gideon and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). In lieu of flowers please send donations to Gideon International, P.O. Box 1206 Green Bay West, Green Bay, Wisconsin 5430711. Or Ashwaubenon VFW Post 10244, 1574 W. Marhill Rd, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313.
In accordance with Lloyd’s wishes private services will be held to include Air Force Military Honors and Ashwaubenon VFW in observance of his faithful service to his country.
Thank you Dad for teaching us all life skills and loving us no matter what, we love you too.