Herbert E. Senesac

July 13, 2012

Herbert E. Senesac 75, of rural Frankfort, died at 10:55 a.m. July 13, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. Born June 28, 1937 in Williamsport, IN to the late Elmer & Leona (Gick) Senesac. He married Helen Mink on November 25, 1961 in Otterbein, IN and she survives. A 1955 graduate of Otterbein High School, he then graduated in 1961 with a mechanical engineering degree from the Allied Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. Mr. Senesac worked as a mechanical engineer for Emerson Appliance Controls. He retired in 2002 after 41 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from Sept. 18, 1956 to June 27, 1958, and served in Korea. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Frankfort Moose Lodge and a former member of Colfax Lions Club and the St. Mary’s Bowling League. He was an avid card player. Mr. Senesac loved and was dedicated to his family.

Visitation and Services

Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday, July 16th at Goodwin Funeral Home with a rosary service beginning at 3:15 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Fowler, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of Choice.

Survived by:

Wife: Helen Senesac of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Jo Ann (Robert Gatrell) Senesac of Carmel and Jacqueline Emery of Frankfort 2 Sons: Jeffrey (Tonja) Senesac of Sharpsville and James (Tricia) Senesac of Colfax 4 Sisters: Nancy Meacham, Pamela Williams, Constance Hughes, and Theresa Mowery, all of West Lafayette 2 Brothers: Donald Senesac of Oxnard, CA and Raymond Senesac of Midland, MI 8 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert.


10 Condolences for “Herbert E. Senesac”

  1. Buffie July 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. Herb was a very kind man and always treated me like family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in knowing he is now at peace.

  2. William & Wanda Smith July 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Special thoughts & prayers go out to the family & relatives. I haven’t heard or seen Herb, since we were teenagers (60 years ago). I spent several times with Herb’s family in Otterbein, as a teenager. My mother was Herb’s Mother’s sister (Stella Smith, deceased). I remember the fond memories we had together with Herb’s family. I moved away from the area in 1952 & have not seen him since that time. I last visited with Herb’s mom (Leona) when she moved from Otterbein to West Lafayette, Ind, many years ago. Elmer & Leona Senesac family, were very special people in my life as we grew up in the area. Again our thoughts & prayers go out to the family & relatives during this difficult time. May God give you strength to endure your sorrow & get you through this trying time.

    Bill & Wanda Smith

  3. Tootie Friend July 15, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    My thoughts and prayers going out to my supervisor Jim and his family. May god watch over and touch your hearts to help you through the very sad time in your life.

  4. Jim Hermsen July 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Helen, Jeff, and Jimmy
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. It is always a great personal loss to those who survive, but the memories of his love for his family and friends will provide comfort to you and sustain you. I was glad to have been able to see your dad at the camp out in June.

  5. Erilda Coleman July 15, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Dearest Helen & Family
    We were saddened to hear of Herb’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be keeping you close in our hearts.

  6. Jody Davis July 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Connie – So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Thinking of you, Jody

  7. Jim Mink & Nancy Murray July 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    It is with great sadness we say good by to Herb, we know how much he was loved and how much we will all miss him. It was time and time will heal, hope to see all of you on the 28th.
    Jim & Nancy.

  8. Jackie and David Hardy July 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I believe that tears can heal, memories can comfort, that loves lives on forever, that the Lord Jesus is always with us. Thinking of you in this sad time and hoping the love of family and friends bring your comfort.

  9. Emma Shanks St.Dennis July 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Dear Jackie and family – so sorry to see your father’s passing. Our condolences to all of you. Think of you often. Emma

  10. James Smith July 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I am James Smith. Stella Gick Smith’s oldest son. Leona Gick Senesac was my Aunt who was my mother’s younger sister. I am sorry to hear of Herbert’s passing. It has been many years since we have seen or heard from each other. I am living in Williamsport, Pa. now. If you are not aware our grandfather Peter Gick, once lived in Johnstown Pa. arriving from Germany. The Gick families all left there in 1880’s during the bad floods.and moved to farms in Benton, Indiana. I was notified by my brother Bill in Tocoma, Wa. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
    Respectfully James Smith

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