Wilfrid “Charlie” Scheckel, 76, of Bettendorf, passed away at home on Thursday May 26, 2011 following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Visitation will be on Monday, May 30, 2011 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport with a prayer service at 2PM to begin the visitation. An additional visitation will be held from 9:30AM – 10:15AM, Tuesday in the gathering space at the church. Burial will take place in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport.
Wilfrid Charles Scheckel was born on April 8, 1935 in Springbrook, Iowa, a son of Wilfrid and Margaret (Kilburg) Scheckel. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956, primarily stationed in Germany. Charlie was united in marriage to Janet Mahoney on September 6, 1958 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where they had met at the previous year’s Holy Thursday services.
Charlie worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a Clerk in the Bettendorf Office from 1957 until his retirement in 1990, after 33 years of service.
Charlie enjoyed his time with his four grandsons, and meeting his buddies at the former Knight’s Inn on Fridays.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife of almost 53 years, Janet, Bettendorf; children, Cheryl (Bob) Helm, Blue Grass, Cynthia Scheckel, Davenport, Greg (Paula) Scheckel, Davenport, and Jeff Scheckel, Bettendorf; grandsons, Kyle, Cory, Jordan, and Cole; siblings, Joyce (Bill) Bauer, Merwyn (Joyce) Scheckel, Verlyn (Joanne) Scheckel, and Carol Jean (Verlyn) Steines, all of DeWitt; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Costas Constantinou and his staff for the compassion and care they extended to Charlie and to the staff of Trinity Pathway Hospice.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Charlie’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com. Rest in peace Bugs!