Remembering Judge Scheibenberger (Allen County)

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HONORABLE KENNETH ROBERT SCHEIBENBERGER, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Born on Sunday, Jan. 16, 1949, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Robert G. Scheibenberger, who survives, and the late Marilyn J. (Rouch) Scheibenberger. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He was a proud Concordia Cadet, received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University. His contributions to the Fort Wayne Community were countless. His greatest legacy was being the founder of the Allen County Drug Court. His loves included his family, his German heritage and his music. The most joy came from being Opa. He was a founding member of the German Heritage Society, he was instrumental in creating a sister city relationship with Gera, Germany and currently the President of Germanfest. After his service to the Allen County Superior Court he cherished every day working with the Vice and Narcotics Division of the Fort Wayne Police Department. His presence in this world will be missed by all who truly knew him. He is also survived by his wife of 46 years, Susan G. Scheibenberger; daughter, Abigail (John) Heidenreich; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth (Zachary) Walker; grandchildren, Juliet Gayle Walker, Jaeger Kenneth Heidenreich, and Veronica Ann Walker; sisters, Melinda Smith, and Laura Hillyard; brother, Timothy (Rena) Scheibenberger. He was also preceded in death by his son, Samuel R. Scheibenberger; and daughter, Kathryn E. Scheibenberger. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1126 South Barr Street, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, or Vet Courts Drug Courts Work Inc., 116 East Berry St., Suite 500, Fort Wayne. For online condolences visit