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Sally Scheel

June 30, 1963 — May 25, 2022

Minooka

Age 58 of Minooka, formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at her home.

Born June 30, 1963 in Joliet, Sally Ann, affectionately known to many as Bird, is a daughter of Alice (Henkelman) and the late Vernon “Skip” Scheel. She was raised in Wilmington where she attended Saint Rose Catholic Grade School and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1981. Sally loved to work, starting as a young girl when she would go door to door and business to business selling fundraiser candy. She gained her first job at the age of fourteen, and continued to work several other jobs, including in the cafeteria at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet and Jewel Osco in Minooka. Sally also enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre, and going bowling. She was very fond of animals and loved her pet cat, Whiney, dearly.

Survivors include her mother, Alice Scheel of Wilmington; seven brothers and sisters: Shane (Madonna) Scheel, Shawn Scheel, Sherl Randles, Scott (Kay) Scheel, Sonja Castillo, Stacy (Adam) Egizio, and Sloan (Jennifer) Scheel, all of Wilmington; nine nieces and nephews: Leya (Jon) Mitchell, Cort (Kayla) Scheel of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Stephanie (Scott) Cherney, Amy Castillo (Jeremy Wells), Emily Castillo, Dallas (Mitch) Bastillo, Kelly (Noah) Kirst of Alexandria, Kentucky, Madison Scheel (Brad Abderhalden) and Ava Scheel; ten great nieces and great nephews: Chloe, Nicholas and Anthony Wells, David Castillo-Neese, Ian, Lincoln and Finn Mitchell, Ruby Scheel, and one more expected in November, and Norah and Vivian Cherney; and her dear friend and companion, Fred Ashcraft of Shadow Lakes.

Sally was preceded in death by her father, Vernon “Skip” Scheel; two brothers-in-law: Jason Randles and David Castillo; and her great nephew, Noah.

Flameless cremation rites are being accorded, and the family will receive friends for a memorial visitation on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington. A memorial service will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home, and Sally will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Sally’s memory to the Just Animals Shelter in Mazon.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Sally’s memorial page via social media.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

 

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday, June 18, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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Inurnment

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

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