Mr. Scheibel was a life-long member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Neil jokingly said he was baptized in the “old church” which was replaced shortly thereafter. He was active at St. Luke throughout his life as an altar server, Boy Scout troop leader, the soup-making crew, and founded the Tuesday Work Crew. He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving in Okinawa during World War II. He formerly worked at Southwestern Bell Company (AT&T) and volunteered in the Pioneer Shoppe after his retirement.
Neil was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Georgette H., nee Roth, Scheibel, whom he married on May 28, 1949, and who died on July 20, 2009; his parents, Roy and Gladys, nee Villemain, Scheibel; and three sisters, Verla (Bill) Hiller, Doris (Pat) Wade, and Rita (Vince) Ferreri.
Surviving are his children, Tom (Stephanie) Scheibel, Ann (Mike) Sullivan, Jane Scheibel, and John (Mary) Scheibel;
seven grandchildren, Jared (Mitzi) Stone, Joel (Elisabeth) Vitale, Jamie and Patrick Sullivan, and Holly, Gail, and Alan Scheibel;
a great-granddaughter, Katie Stone;
a sister, Lois (Wes) Heintz;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.
Burial with military honors will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.