Joan T. Schickel
Joan T. Schickel, 94, died peacefully at home with her husband by her side Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Lanesville, Ind.
She was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Palmyra, Ind., and raised on a dairy farm. Her parents were Justin and Catherine Gettelfinger Uhl.
She and her husband, Peter J., owned and operated Schickel Egg Farm for 42 years.
She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville, serving as a lector, CCD instructor and Eucharistic minister. She served as president of St. Anne’s Altar Society. Joan’s community service included Harrison County Farm Bureau Woman’s Leader, Harrison County School Reorganization Committee, Lanesville Community School Corp. Board of Trustees, Franklin Township Athletic Club founding member, Lanesville Lions Club charter member and co-chairperson of Harrison County Election Board. She was a founding member of the Lanesville Heritage Weekend Committee.
She was an avid vegetable and rose gardener, accomplished seamstress and made quilts for each of her grandchildren for their high school graduation. She loved cooking and always outdid herself preparing holiday family meals.
She is preceded in death by her siblings, Juanita Zoeller, Roma Wolfe and Carl and Jude Uhl, and son-in-law, Tim Hardy.
She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Peter J. Schickel; children, Marilyn Lines (John) of Loveland, Colo., Robert Schickel (Teresa) of Lanesville, Janet Hardy of Louisville, Ky., Carol Hoehn (Joe) of Corydon, Ind., and Donna Zutt (Michael) of Louisville; siblings, Frances Sasse of Louisville, Raymond Uhl (Terrie) of Monroe, Ga., John Uhl (Ruby) of New Washington, Ind., and Stephen Uhl (Diane) of Oro Valley, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville.
Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon and Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville.
Due to COVID-19, we will be adhering to the following: Masks are required, no more than 50 people in the building at one time, social distancing will be observed and we cannot accept food to share in the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.
Co-celebrants will be Father Robert St. Martin and Father Juan Valdes.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the many caregivers who made it possible for Joan to stay at home during her decline with vascular dementia. Without their loving care, her wish to die on the farm would not have been possible.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Adaptive Hospice, 702 North Shore Drive, suite 201, Jeffersonville, IN 47130; St. Mary’s Catholic Church Maintenance Fund; Lanesville Youth League Maintenance Fund, c/o Harrison County Community Foundation; and the Lanesville Community School Corp. Maintenance Fund.