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.
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
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
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
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.