Street Named For Ty & Terri Schenzel

Posted at 6:23 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 19:23:11-05

Community leaders gathered with family and friends this afternoon to honor the a couple killed in a South Dakota crash. Ty and Terri Schenzel, who founded the Hope Center for Kids, were remembered with a street named in their honor. 

A portion of 20th Street, from Willis to Burdette, is now named Ty and Terri Schenzel street.  The couple's sons, Tyler and Turner Schenzel, unveiled the sign this afternoon.  Tyler Schenzel said his father would have found great joy in today's honor.

"The idea and dream that god put in his heart coming full circle today to see the street named after him is an incredible story," said Tyler Schenzel.

The ceremony was brief but personal. Ty and Terri Schenzel's friends and Hope Center colleagues took part in the unveiling.  They say they will continue the couple mission to help the community.

"We are committed to carrying on their legacy of inspiring hope in the youth of North Omaha and now Fremont, through education, employment, collaboration and faith," said Brenda Christensen, Hope Center Board of Directors.  

The Schenzels and their friend Ryan Hrubes died in a car crash in August.  Hrubes' wife, Emily, survived the crash.