Russel Scheibel

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Russel E. Scheibel, 72, of Scheibel Hollow, Millstadt, IL, born April 7, 1947, in Belleville, IL, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by the love of his family.

Russ attended St. Teresa Grade School and was a 1965 graduate of Althoff Catholic High School.  He held Bachelor and Master’s degrees from SIU-Edwardsville.  For 15 years, Russ was a seventh-grade teacher at West Junior High in Belleville.  In 1986, he began his own home improvement company.  For more than 25 years he served his customers in the surrounding area, with many repeat customers.

Russ’ love for his family was boundless.  Spending time with his children and grandchildren was his favorite activity. His second love was nature and always increasing his knowledge of plants and animals, many of which he saw close-up as he and Mona traveled to all 50 states.  The grandkids could always count on Papa to know names of trees and animals.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Hazel, nee Weil, Scheibel; brothers-in-law, Paul Sullivan and Norman Bessen; and his sister-in-law, Lynne Henke.

Surviving are his wife of almost 50 years, Mona, nee Henke, Scheibel, whom he married on December 27, 1969;
one daughter, Sara (Sam) Scheibel;
one son, Ed (Kimberly) Scheibel;
four grandchildren, Isabella, Amia, and Abram Scheibel, and Stili Teodosiev;
two sisters, Jeanette Bessen and Ruth Ann Sullivan;
one brother, Rick (Linda) Scheibel;
his mother-in-law, Rosemary Henke;
brothers-in-law, Roger Henke and Mark (Stacey) Henke;
as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in Russ’ name to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois chapter, 1807 Park 270 Drive, Suite 110, Maryland Heights, MO, 63146. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Michelle Torigian officiating.


15 Comments on Russel Scheibel

Patty Kubitschek said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 6:46 PM

Rusty and I were classmates together at St. Teresa's Grade School for eight years. He was always so kind, nice and intelligent. I just discovered that he had died several years ago. May God bless his eternal soul and let perpetual light shine upon him. May God grant you and your entire family a peace which transcends all understanding! Blessings always! Merry Christmas! Love, Patty Kubitschek

  • Belleville
  • IL
JACK OESTERLE,Jr. said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2019 at 5:10 AM

Dear Mona, I'm so sorry for your loss! I had your husband as a teacher @ West Jr. High School! He was always so nice & a gentlemen. I was class of 1969 & class of 1973 Belleville West.

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri
Jay Nicks said : Guest Report Jul 27, 2019 at 3:36 PM

So sorry for your loss.

  • Venice
  • Florida
Bostick Family said : Guest Report Jul 26, 2019 at 11:46 PM

We are so sorry to here this ! Sending prayers

  • Millstadt
  • Ini
Donna BROWN said : Guest Report Jul 12, 2019 at 7:58 PM

Mona & Family please except my deepest sympathy. Russ was such an amazing man. May U find comfort in the love of family & friends. With deepest sympathy

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joyce and Gary Mosimann said : Guest Report Jul 12, 2019 at 7:07 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of Russ. Lifting you in our prayers.

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
David & Dionne Gerfen said : Guest Report Jul 12, 2019 at 12:20 PM

What a great guy! His sense of humor and view of things always made conversations enjoyable and something to look forward to. Our deepest sympathy to his beloved family.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Don & Mary Frierdich said : Guest Report Jul 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM

We were heartbroken to hear of Russ’ passing. So many wonderful memories of an amazing man. From the kids t-ball games to living down the road as neighbors to Russ doing so much interior work for us when we built our house to just talking in the various parking lots around town. He will truly be missed!!!!

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Kay Ellen (Scheibel) Wilson said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2019 at 10:05 PM

My cousin Rusty was fun to be around in school and when my dad would take me to visit Uncle Erv and Aunt Hazel.. Haven't seen Russ in years. My sympathy to his wife and family.

  • Roanoke
  • VA
Dee and Randy Myers said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2019 at 8:54 PM

Faith, Love and Strength

  • Falling Waters
  • Wv
Tom and Betty ninnis said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2019 at 7:10 PM

We are so saddened to read about Russ passing. Remember the good times and I am sure there are many

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Tom and Betty Ninnis said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2019 at 7:02 PM

Mona and family. We are so so sorry for your loss of Russ. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and soothe you and give you PEACE

  • Millstadt
  • Il 62260
Doris Malacarne said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2019 at 1:10 PM

I was a childhood acquaintance from St. Teresa's. I will always remember his KINDNESS. May your cherished memories of him bring your family PEACE at this time.

  • Quincy
  • IL
Michael Dean said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2019 at 10:39 PM

Ed, It is with heavy heart I am reading your fathers Obituary. He was a true gentleman in every imaginable setting. I have witnessed the true love of his grandchildren and the joy they brought to him every day. May the good lord watch over him until such time we all meet again.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Debbie and David Scharf said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2019 at 9:13 PM

Please accept our sympathy. We will always remember the many memories we have with the Scheibel family.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois

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