Eugene William (Newly) Scheller

August 8, 1929 ~ April 6, 2019 (age 89)


Name: Eugene  William  "Newly" Scheller      Age: 89          Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 12:05 am  Place: Heritage Health of Staunton, Staunton, Illinois
Born: August 8, 1929  Place: Mt. Olive, IL
Father: the late:  Max Scheller               Mother: the late:  Louise Cramer Scheller Schloman
Marriages: First Marriage was to Frances "Bonnie" Wilder Pernicka on August 31, 1952, they later divorced, she died February 7, 2017.  His second marriage  was to Barbra Jean Rohr on March 17, 1981 at their home,   she died September 4, 1992.  His third marriage was to  Mary  Ellen Hirtz Williams on March 21, 2014 at the courthouse in Carlinville, IL and she survives..       
Schooling: attended Mt. Olive Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1948.
Church:  A member of the Zion Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed.
Occupation: employed by the State of Illinois, Department of Agriculture.  Previous employment was with the Mt. Olive Police Department and the Mt. Olive Coal Yard with Carmi Tomso.
Military:  A member of the United States Army from  September 1948 until December 7, 1949 as a member of Company B. 709 Military Police Battalion , Private 1st Class.    Returned to the Army March 1, 1951 and mustered out June 11, 1952 as a Sgt. T1.   Received the Army Occ Medal in (Germany).
Organizations:  Mt. Olive VFW Post #5790  // Mt. Olive Turner Hall // Turner Hall Kittenball & Bowling Leagues.
Interests: Loved following Mt. Olive High School Sports // Avid Cub Fan  //  Loved spending time with family
Survivors:  Wife:  Mary Ellen Scheller, Mt. Olive, IL  //  2 Sons:  Brian (Missy) Scheller  of Mt. Olive, IL //  Bruce (Boudett) Scheller of Troy, IL // 2 Daughters:  Susan (James) Schwandner of Mt. Olive, IL //  Beverly Voss of Staunton, IL // 1 Step-Daughter;  Tina Korunka of Mt. Olive, IL //  1 Sister:  Florence Kramer of Bonneterra, MO // 1 Daughter-in-law:  Karen Scheller of Mt. Olive, IL //  Several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death: Father: Max Scheller //  Mother:  Louise Cramer Schloman Scheller //  Stepfather:  Ervin Schloman //  1 Son: Don Scheller /1 Brother:  Clarence Scheller // 1  Brother-in-law:  William  Kramer //  1 Grandchild: Christopher Scheller
Visitation: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 11:00 am  Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial: Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Military Rites at graveside by the Mt. Olive Area Veterans
Clergy: Reverend Ben Fiore
Pallbearers:  Tim Korunka // Sarah Korunka // Frank Gill // Dennis Williams // Harley Williams
Memorials:  VFW  //  Sports Boosters (Focus 5)
Becker & Son Funeral Home Mt. Olive  is in charge of arrangements.

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April 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

Funeral Service
April 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

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