Amuel E. Sheckells
Amuel Edmond Sheckells, P.E., NSPE, age 85, of Leavenworth, Ind., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Amuel was born on Jan. 22, 1935, at home in Alton, Ind. He was the ninth child of Albert and Hettie Sheckells’ 11 children.
Amuel held multiple engineering degrees from Evansville College. He holds multiple patents on the motor and controls of the revolving door and was also responsible for the design of the shop vac corrugated filter.
He was an active member of his church and the Gideon organization. He committed his life to Christ at 6 years of age at Harvey Flat Pilgrim Holiness Church at Alton and remained faithful to his death.
Amuel held a small aircraft aviation license his entire adult life, was an avid beekeeper and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ramona Lynch Sheckells; four children, Regina Russell (Keith), Deon Sheckells (Roxi), Wesley Sheckells (Stacy) and Kyana Nelson (Steve); 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Amuel generously donated his body to the Anatomical Education Program an IU School of Medicine.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Donations in Amuel’s memory may be made at First Harrison Bank, Corydon, Ind., to help with final expenses and the preservation of the Sheckell(s) family homestead, “The Old Home Place.”