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St George Catholic Church
Monday July 23rd, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St George Catholic Church
Tuesday July 24th, 2018

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Richard John Scheulen

Richard John Scheulen, age 69 of Linn, rode his 4-wheeler to heaven on Thursday, July 19, 2018.


Richard was born on January 3, 1949, a son to the late William H. and Helen (Vaughan) Scheulen at the family home in Loose Creek.


He attended St. George Catholic School in Linn and graduated from Linn High School in 1967.  Richard graduated from Linn Technical College in 1969 with a degree in drafting.


Richard met Kristie Erhardt through Kate and Frank Saunier in March 1972 and they were united in marriage on May 12, 1973, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn.  She survives at the family farm. 


Richard’s greatest love was the family farm.  He started milking cows with his dad, Bill at an early age.  They custom baled hay around the area and he coon hunted with his beloved redbone coon hounds.


Rich and Kristie continued to milk cows until 1986.  They still baled a lot of hay for other people and coon hunted together until his knee problems finally caught up with him.


Richard was a master welder, a builder, hay baler and meat cutter.  He and Kristie operated Scheulen Processing for over 35 years.


Rich enjoyed his friends, especially those who would take a little nip of the moonshine with him.


If he had a hobby it was going to the boat (casino) and donating to his favorite charity (the boat).


He loved making popsicles for his grandchildren and always had a big batch made when they were to be there.


If he had one regret in life, it was that he will not be here to watch his grandchildren grow up.  He was so proud of all his grandchildren, all 12 of them.


In addition to his spouse of 45 years, Richard is survived by: his three sons, Tim (Diedre Kilgore) of Linn, Matt of Linn and Tom (Jill Aholt) of O’Fallon; twelve grandchildren, Taylor P., Brook L., Cole, Mia, Tru, Sky, Lilly, Tys, Luke, Lux and Kooper and a special grandchild, Lindsay Kilgore; one sister, Rosemary (Matt) Voss, and his step-mother, Eleanor Scheulen.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Joann (Lonnie) Nilges, and a granddaughter, Hope.


Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at St. George Catholic Church.


Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Scheulen Family for his grandchildren’s educational fund.

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Kristie, TMT and families sending my thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.

Beth Howard-Warner Jul 29 2018 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was ordered on July 23, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 23 2018 12:00 AM

Kristie and all the family, my prayers are with all of you through this time of adjustment and sadness. Although I am an implant for just a free years now, I will miss Rich greatly.

Love to all,
Mari McDaniel

Mari mcDaniel Jul 22 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Scheulen

Jim and Karen Brinkmann Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

Patrick and I send our deepest condolences. Prayers for comfort and strength in the days ahead...

Tammy Kliethermes Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Scheulen

Keith and Missy Bonnot Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

Kristie I am so sorry too hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Billie Jungmeyer Hamilton Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Scheulen

John and Valerie (Kilgore) Frerking Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

Kristie, Tim, Matt and Tom, Thoughts and Prayers, He was the finest man I have ever known! I will miss him. As will so many others. You all are like a second family! Rich you can go and rest High on the Mountain for that much deserved rest!

Rick Cook Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Scheulen

Mark Meyer Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM