John Scheidel Obituary

John G. Scheidel
John G. Scheidel
John G. Scheidel

November 10, 1952 - July 29, 2005
Born in Blue Island, IL
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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John G. Scheidel, 52, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2005 at the Kavanagh House on 56th Street, in Des Moines, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines. Interment will follow at Jordan Cemetery in West Des Moines.

John was born on November 10, 1952 in Blue Island, IL. He grew up in Champaign, IL and married Cleo A. TeKippe on August 26, 1972 at Rickardsville, IA. They lived in Champaign, Ogden and Urbana, IL while John worked for Kraft Foods for 24 years. John's hobby was carpentry, and he spent many hours doing odd jobs around the house. John and his family moved to West Des Moines in 2002, where he spent considerable time with his grandchildren. John also enjoyed watching westerns and sports on television, particularly the Chicago Cubs and Fighting Illini. He was also an avid dog lover.

John is survived by his wife, Cleo; two daughters, Karla (Terry) Wright of Adel and Lisa (Josh) Huls of Des Moines; two grandchildren, Cameron Wright of Adel and Alexis Huls of Des Moines; his father, Roy Scheidel and his wife, Elnore of Altamont, IL; two brothers, Roy (Barb) Scheidel of Tucson, AZ and James (Becky) Scheidel of Milton, FL; a sister Mary Scheidel of Columbus, OH; his mother-in- law, Luella TeKippe of Dubuque; the TeKippe brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores (Tholl) Scheidel; his sister, Dolores Sawyer; and his father-in-law, Ben TeKippe.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 1 at Westover Funeral Home, where a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. There will be an additional visitation for one hour prior to mass on Tuesday, August 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorials may be directed to the family's wishes. Cards of condolences may be offered to the family by sending them to: Westover Funeral Home, c/o The John Scheidel Family; 6337 Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322.




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, August 1, 2005
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
11:00 AM
Jordan Cemetery
West Des Moines, IA
Tuesday, August 2, 2005