Al Pancake
Al Pancake

NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Al Pancake, 74, formerly of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 3 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Northville, Mich.

He was born Aug. 10, 1939, in Convoy, Ohio, to the late Russell Pancake and Goldie Jewel Pancake.

His wife, Marilyn (Schrodi) Pancake, Northville, Mich., survives him.

Other survivors include children: Michael Pancake of Groveland, Fla., Carla Schrodi VanNocker of Northville, Mich., Matthew K. Schrodi (Lara) of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; brother: Paul E. Pancake of Convoy, Ohio; grandchildren: Lauren (Erik) LaRoe, Morgan Schrodi, Logan Schrodi, all of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Alex VanNocker and Sam VanNocker, both of Novi, Mich.; great-grandson: Evan Matthew LaRoe of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Dennis (Gina) Pancake, Brenda (Ron) Allison, both of Convoy, Brian (Kelly) Pancake, Wesley (Amber) Pancake, Laura (Ryan) Collins.

He was preceded in death by sister, Vivian E. Davis, Decatur, Ind.

He was a 50-year employee of International Truck and Engine, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and farmed for over 30 years in Van Wert County.

He attended Calvary Evangelical Church, Van Wert for many years, and was currently a member of Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Northville, Mich. He was a member of Van Wert Elks Lodge.

Come visit with the family at Calvary Evangelical Church (cornerstone room), Van Wert-Decatur Road on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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