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Robert W. Scheitlin
(02-05-1927 - 07-21-2018)

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Robert W. Scheitlin, age 91, passed on to his heavenly home on July 21, 2018, leaving behind his loving wife of 70 years, Jean (Kellenberger) Scheitlin. He is also survived by 3 of his 6 siblings, Albert Scheitlin of South Elgin, Illinois, Kathryn Schmidgall of Glendale, Arizona and Carol Sinn of Fort Scott, Kansas.
Bob was a life-long resident of the Elgin area. He built and remodeled many beautiful homes over his 67 year career in construction. In his spare time, he helped his father work in their family greenhouses. Many years later, with his brother Albert, he developed the “Scheitlin Greenhouse” property into what is now the Gettysburg Subdivision in South Elgin.
Bob’s passion for repairing and fixing anything he set his mind to, fed his enthusiasm for collecting and restoring antique cars. He belonged to the Fox Valley Antique Car Club. His family, grandchildren and friends all remember his teasing, his helping nature, generosity (his candy room and antique ice cream soda fountain bar) and the endearing “knucklehead” applied to all who couldn’t keep up with his quick mind. His faith and love for his Savior, Jesus Christ was a cornerstone of his life.
He is survived by six children; Kay Hoffer, Merri (Jean-Pierre) Nordman, Cindy (Steve, deceased 2016) Ross, David (Denise) Scheitlin, Nancy (Steven, deceased 2008) Greener, and Bonnie (Jeff) Lauby, and 16 grandchildren; Troy Meiss, Alexandra (Jeremy) Cohen-Boulakia, Julien Nordman, Stephani (John) Aryeetey, Ben (Kaitlin) Ross, Jenn (Josh) Wyss, Matthew (Raluca) Scheitlin, Michael (Brittany) Scheitlin, Elizabeth (Nolan) Hunt, James (Linea) Greener, Philip Greener, Charles Greener, Nathanael (Joanna) Lauby, Aaron Lauby Rebekah Lauby and Micah Lauby and 9 great-grandchildren; Lily, Adam, Mia, Tenley, Palmer, Kennedy, Riley, Eden and Annelise.
A visitation and memorial service will be held this Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Harvest Bible Chapel, 1000 N Randall Road, Elgin, Illinois, 60123. Visitation will be 10am -12pm with the memorial service immediately following. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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