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Stuart E. Scheppele, PhD.

April 14, 1938 December 18, 2018
Stuart E. Scheppele, PhD.
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Obituary for Stuart E. Scheppele, PhD.

Stuart E. Scheppele, PhD, age 80, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1987, passed away on December 18, 2018. He was born on April 14, 1938 in Dubuque, IA.

Stuart is survived by his devoted wife of 41 years, Peggy; his loving daughters, Carolyn Swafford of DeKalb, IL and Susan Scheppele of Houston, TX; his cherished grandchildren, Cole and Elaina Swafford of DeKalb, IL and Hayley (Davor) Bakovic, Brynlee Peaden and Cadence Kramer, all of Jenks, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Charlotte Scheppele; and his step-son, Eric Peaden.

Dr. Scheppele earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Dubuque, his graduate degree from Michigan State University and his post-doctorate degree at Purdue Univeristy. He was a chemistry professor at Oklahoma State University, worked at the Department of Energy, worked in the Analytical Division, Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Amoco Research Center, and retired as head of the mass spectrometry laboratory at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Scheppele was a member of the American Chemical Society for 58 years. He was a published author of numerous research articles and papers in scientific journals throughout his distinguished career. He was also an accomplished wood-worker, lover of classical music, and Civil War buff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Stuart's or Eric Peaden's name may be directed to Clarehouse, 7617 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74133, would be greatly appreciated.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 20th, 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A private family interment will be on Friday, December 21st at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing, IA. For information please call 630/355-0213 or visit

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4:00 PM 12/20/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/20/2018 7:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

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