Melissa Lee Schanck 50 of Farwell, Michigan passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at her home, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Melissa was born October 14, 1968 in Midland, Michigan the daughter of Robert Volway and Mary (Haddix) Volway. In 1986, Melissa graduated from Sanford Meridian High School. Melissa went on to graduate from Central Michigan University with her Teaching Certificate, majoring in English literature and Sociology. On October 18, 1997 in Mio, Michigan, Melissa was united in marriage to Mr. Darrel L. Schanck.
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Mrs. Schanck had resided in Farwell since 1998, moving from Mio. Melissa was a past Hotel Manager at The H Hotel in Midland for four years and Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort for over fifteen years. Mrs. Schanck loved being outdoors and spending time becoming one with nature. She loved traveling, camping and fishing with her husband. Reading a “good book” was relaxing to Melissa, as well as creating ceramic keepsakes.
Surviving Melissa is her loving husband of twenty-one years, Mr. Darrel L. Schanck of Harrison, her mother, Mary Rumbaugh of Midland, her father, Robert Volway and wife Deb of Hope, Michigan, two sisters; Traci Volway of Beaverton, Michigan and Jayme Volway of Midland, one brother, Chris Volway of Houston, Texas, father in law, Gene Schanck and wife Naomi of Lewiston, Michigan, two sisters in law and many nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved dog, Rogue.
Celebration of Life services in honor of Melissa will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Hayes Township Hall, 2055 East Townline Lake Road, Harrison, Michigan from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorial gifts in memory of Melissa may be considered to: The Schanck family; In care of Darrel L. Schanck. To share an online memory or condolence with Melissa’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Schanck are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.