Services for Ed Scheel, of Russell, were held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family received friends prior to the service, from 2:30 until 3 p.m. Interment followed at the Russell Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Ed’s name to the Russell Sportsmen’s Club.
Edgar Paul Scheel was born Nov. 7, 1950 to Wilda Arlene Sharples Scheel and Rainhard “Babe” Henry Edward Scheel in Creston, Iowa. Ed started school at Cromwell and graduated from Creston High School in 1968. After graduation, Edgar enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Motor Transport Operator.
In 1968, Ed was united in marriage to Nancy Rydell. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Kelly Jean.
In 1972, Ed was united in marriage to Bonnie Whittlesey. The couple was blessed with two children, Paul Allen and Kathy Ann.
Ed made a living as a truck driver. He also worked as a crop adjuster and for the Creston Police Department before retiring. Ed moved from Creston to Russell, Iowa. He served a term as the Russell mayor and was a member of the Russell Sportsmen’s Club. Ed enjoyed being outdoors. He loved trap shooting, hunting, and fishing trips in Canada. His dogs held a special place in his heart and he spent a lot of time training them.
Ed passed away April 2, 2019 at the age of 68. He is survived by his daughters, Kelly Jean Baptiste of Paris, Arkansas and Kathy Ann (Jason) Kendrick of Creston, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Samantha Scheel, Zackery Paul Scheel, Claire Baptiste, Kate Baptiste, Kimberly Kendrick, Kassidy Kendrick, Jacob Kendrick, and Jonathan Kendrick; two great grandchildren, Izabella Yenzer and Rayfe Yenzer; three nieces: Lori (Curtis) Clark, Teresa (Bill) Black, and Margaret Condon; great nephew, RJ Clark; great niece, Montana Black; sister, Roa Bryan; special friend, Esther “Gussie” Harlan; along with a number of other special friends. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Rainhard “Babe” and Wilda Scheel; son, Paul Allen Scheel; and two nephews, Ray Donner and Scott Donner.