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Elgar "Skip" Schmelzle

Elgar "Skip" Schmelzle

Elgar "Skip" Schmelzle, age 76, of Fowler, died on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in his home. He was born on April 5, 1943 in Quincy, the son of Alvin and Mary Agnes (Bockenfeld) Schmelzle.

Skip retired after thirty years working at the Illinois Veterans Home as the power plant engineer. Previously he had worked for the City of Quincy in the Waterworks Department. He was currently serving on the Ellington Board of Trustees and as a precinct committeeman. He loved spending time on his palominos, his land and with his family.

Skip is survived by his children: Bill (Anastacia) Schmelzle of Salt Lake City, UT; Renee (Tim) Mitchell of Quincy; Tim Schmelzle of Springfield, IL; one sister: Alicia (Kenneth) Blewett of Liberty; grandchildren: Chris (Lacey) Schmelzle; Heather (Jeff) Frans; Ryan Schmelzle; Matt Nation; Christina (Scott) Leavey; Ryan Nation and Jack Mitchell; eleven great grandchildren and one due any day; close family friend, David Voorhis and nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Refuge Ranch Equine Rescue, Springfield, IL.

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From:
Carol and Don Leckbee
Bonita Spr, FL
Comments:
Great memories of Skip through the years . Growing up the tree house in the apricot tree “boys”only was well heck no for Alicia,Deb and I . When not around guess what we made our way to the boys only tree house ! No more pain ,you gave a great fight ! RIP till we meet again❤️🙏
From:
Renee Mitchell
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We thought we had more time but he's peaceful and, I'm sure, very happy to be back with the Goehl boys and Grandma's and Grandpa. Everyone that has reached out has said the same thing, "what a fun guy"...even the florist who had only talked to him over the phone. Miss you already. Love you Dad.
From:
Nick Blickhan
Seabeck, WA
Comments:
I have some great memories out there at the farm. I sure am going to miss looking up the ole cowboy when I roll thru town. It was a good ride. My condolences to the family.