Cathy Lynn Scheidel

Monday, January 23, 2017 5:44 pm

Cathy Lynn Scheidel, 52, of Elgin, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital, West Union. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Clermont, with a one-hour visitation before mass at the church Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Clermont. Burial will follow at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, Decorah. Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin, is helping the family with the arrangements.

She was born on July 28, 1964, to Vernon Rod and Geraldine Amelia (Bretsch) Vick in Decorah. Cathy was baptized and confirmed at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. She graduated from Decorah High in 1983, where she was a member of the DECCA and FFA.
Cathy was united in marriage with Todd Scheidel March 28, 1987, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Decorah. Two children were born to this union, Jason and Jordan. Cathy worked at McDonalds in Decorah for 13 years, Country Inn and Suites in Decorah as head of housing keeping for three years, Wal-Mart in Decorah as a deli manager for 12 years and Quillins in West Union, as deli manager for four years. Cathy was a member St. Peter Catholic Church, Clermont, and the Winneshiek County Saddle Company when she was in high school. In more recent years, she enjoyed spending time the Speedster garage care club.

Cathy enjoyed gardening, spending time in her kitchen with family, crocheting, reading, riding around the countryside and picnicking. She loved her dogs and chickens, game nights, family gatherings at Lake Meyer and sitting by the campfire. She also loved celebrating and decorating for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Todd Scheidel of Elgin; her dogs, Hailey Jo, Sissy Lou, Otis and Archie; two children, Jason (Summer Handel) Scheidel of Elgin and Jordan Scheidel of Elgin; brothers, Harlan Vick of Glendale, Ariz. and Michael (Jenny) Vick of Ellison Bay, Wis.; step-brother, Greg (Kathy) Vick of Decorah; step-sister, Roberta “Bobbi” Vick of Harrisburg, Ore.; half-sisters, Sally (Jim) Tieskoetter of Castalia, Wanda (Dave) Schroeder of Prairie du Chien, Wis. and Larry (Karen) Berg of Castalia; mother-in-law, Alice Scheidel of Decorah; sister-in-law, Ila Mae Vick of Fairbank; brothers-in-law, Tim (Jane) Scheidel of Lawler, Terry (Julie) Scheidel of Decorah, Cindy (Roger) Luhring of Tripoli, Ted (Mary) Scheidel of Shell Rock, Tom (Shannon) Scheidel of Garwin and Tony (Meghan) Scheidel of Decorah,; many nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Geraldine Vick; step-brothers and step-sisters, Rod Vick, Joan Harvey, Janet Harkness, Ruth Fadness and Donald R. Vick; father-in-law, Donald Scheidel; uncle, Pete Woodson; nephew, Levi Scheidel; sister-in-law, Donna Johnson and her other dogs, Buttons, Montana, Abby and Rex.

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