STREATOR — Roger E. Schell, 79, of rural Streator, passed away at 3:28 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at his residence.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Hagi & Baker Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Rodney Kreier will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded.
He was born July 29, 1938, in Weston, Ill., to Ogle and Thelda R. (Baker) Schell. He married the former Joyce Cashmer on June 12, 1958, at the Nigh Chapel in Cornell. She survives.
He also is survived by his children, Tori (Wayne) Wright, of Streator, Tanya (Keith) Henthorn, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Shawn Schell, of Streator; grandchildren, Paige Neaterour, Joseph Henthorn, Shaun Henthorn and Clare Harris; sisters, Rita (Ronald) Ward, of Streator, and Donna (Robert) Arroyo, of Streator; a brother, Larry (Nancy) Schell, of Streator; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Schell, of Pontiac.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Roy Kenneth Schell and Donald Schell.
He graduated from Flanagan High School and then entered the United States Army.
He retired from Owens-Illinois Glass in 1993 and also owned and operated S & E Seafood.
He was a member of the Long Point American Legion. Roger loved to fish and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. His wife, children and grandchildren were his life.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Mayo Clinic.
Online condolences may be left for the family and his video tribute may be seen at hagifuneralhome.com.