Scott Sheets Jr.

 Sept. 19, 1983 - Sunday, April 29, 2007

Scotty's obituary from the Peoria Journal Star:

LACON - Scott A. Sheets Jr., age 23, of 217 S. Washington, Lacon, died at 2:15 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2007, south of Lacon on State Route 26.

He was born Sept. 19, 1983, in Peoria to Scott A. Sheets and Tina Evans Sheets. He married Bryndy Kuhlman on Oct. 8, 2005, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving is his father, Scott Sheets of rural Washburn; his mother and stepfather, Tina and Greg Pringle of rural Sparland; one sister, Stephanie Sheets, living at home with her mother and stepfather; and one stepbrother, Drew Rubel of Germantown Hills. Other survivors are grandparents, Lawrence and Louise Evans of East Peoria, Ronald and Linda Pringle of Lacon, Earl and Mary Sheets of Lacon and Georgia and Chester Wurster of East Peoria; along with lots of family and friends who loved him dearly.

He was a member of Laborer's Local 231 of Pekin and was employed by Brand Scaffolding, also of Pekin.

Scottie had a passion for motorcycle hill climbing and was known as "Scootin Scott." He was Illinois State Hill Climb Champion from 1999 to 2003.

He loved duck hunting and spent many hours in a duck blind from childhood on with his father, stepfather and grandfather Earl.

May our Buddy rest in God's arms. We will love and remember you always.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the La Prairie United Presbyterian Church, rural Sparland, with the Rev. Nollan Harwood officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, May 2, at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Burial will be in the La Prairie United Presbyterian Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Lenz Memorial Home, 823 Fifth St., Lacon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the OSF Saint Francis Foundation for Brain Injury in memory of Scott in honor of Katie Fisher.

Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 5/2/2007.

Personally, Scotty is remembered as a friendly, good-natured guy who was well-liked at the races and a fierce competitor on his Open-class Harley.  His untimely passing is tragic and regrettable, and we wish the best for his wife, family and friends.  Anyone who knew Scotty will always remember him fondly.