PEORIA, Illinois - Jacqueline R. Schenkel, 87, a former resident of Muscatine, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church, Muscatine. Dr. Pamela Saturnia will officiate. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service at the church. Private burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Jacqueline was born on March 24, 1930, in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Myron and Thelma Summitt Kincaid. She married John C. Schenkel on July 15, 1950, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on May 20, 2008.
She had worked for Leu's and Bisesi's ice cream shops through teenage years. She and John worked together building new and later refurbishing older homes and apartment buildings. As an interior decorator, she enjoyed her passion through their apartments and was also employed by Sherwin-Williams and Marie Lindsay Interiors.
She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Muscatine and was the 1948 Muscatine High School Homecoming Queen. She loved flower gardening and good home cooking and goodies. She was always helping friends and relatives and enjoyed traveling, especially in Europe and in the United States.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Jill De Lee Harder (Schenkel) and husband, Wayne, and Nathan Schenkel and wife, Leslie; one daughter-in-law, Valaine Schenkel; nine grandchildren, Ryan Schenkel, Regan Schenkel, Jason Harder, Rachael Harder, Matthew Harder, Jessie Harder, Tyler Schenkel, and Sara Schenkel; 12 great-grandchildren, Alexa, Savannah, Hailey, Sydney, Journey, Kinley, Callahan, William, Allyssa, Brianna, Tobias, and Abbey; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Steven Schenkel; one grandson, Scott Harder; and two sisters, Betty Burke and Donna Kempf.
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