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“Hi Deb, I just heard about Jim. He didn't have any time for me, but I have always thought of him fondly. Wishing you well. Steve ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Steve Battell - Gallatin, TN

“I was lucky to work with Jim on several projects and enjoyed every minute of it. I feel privileged to have know such an extraordinary man, He was...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Orlando Fernandez - Fort Wayne, IN

“As we go through life, we meet people that change who we are and how we live our lives. Jim Scheil was one of those people who had that impact on me...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: George Ebert - Avilla, IN

“Jim was such a great person, a personal friend, I will miss him tremendously. He was generous to a fault and kept me out of trouble on many occasions...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Terry Wagner - Fort Wayne, IN

“Caddying for Jim was indeed an enjoyable round of caddying at FWCC. He impacted many young lives and will be missed. His generosity of time, talent...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jason Freiburger - Elkhart, IN

“I worked for Jim and Scott from 1989 to 2009 and had a great living for myself and my family. I learned a great deal from Jim during that period and...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Greg Shaffer - Woodburn, IN

“We are saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was so kind and generous to us during our Relocation Project in 2006 and 2007, having contributed many...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Lori Gagen - Black Pine Animal Sanctuary - IN

“Such a kind loving man who shared many lunches with me. I will never forget our countless hours of reminiscing about our families, work, friends and...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ken Murr - Middlebury, IN

“I've had the gift of having known and worked with Jim for many years, and have truly valued his friendship over those years. I am so sorry, and...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Denver Sarver - Decatur, IN

“So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Jim's support and friendship for many years. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Dave and Gayle Burns - Fort Wayne, IN

“I got to know Jim when I worked at Parkview. I enjoyed getting to know him and am sorry to hear of his passing. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Howard Mossing - Fort Wayne, IN

“Debbra and family,Jim was special in my construction journey. We served together on the ACBD Board of Directors for more than 20 years. Summit...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Phillip Shirmeyer - Adams Lake, IN

“Debbie and family, Thinking about Jim today and all the great times at FWCC from the golf course to the card room Jim always had the same great...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Stephen Ross - Inverness, FL

“My heart is filled with love, hope and peace for all of you... ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Gayle Brinker - Fort Wayne, IN


James Lester "Jim" Scheil, age 69, of Fort Wayne passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Northside High School in 1967. Jim began a career in mechanical contracting and founded Summit Mechanical, Inc. in 1984. Jim's talents and accomplishments were many, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather as well as a steadfast and loyal friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially at his home in Bonita Springs, Florida and was an avid golfer who particularly enjoyed his regular Wednesday foursome at Fort Wayne Country Club. A true son of Fort Wayne, Jim was very generous with his talents and treasure from being on the Allen County Building Department Board of Directors for over 20 years to quietly supporting many local organizations and charities. He was inducted into the Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame in 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents William H. Sr. and Ruth, sister Patricia and brother Karl. Jim is survived by his wife of 39 years, Deborah S., brother William H. Scheil Jr. of Richmond, VA, daughter Christina Williamson of Indianapolis, daughter Amanda Roebel and son-in-law Greg Roebel of Fort Wayne, stepson Joe Dye and daughter-in-law Marion Dye of Raleigh, NC and 7 grandchildren: Madeline Roebel, Emma Dye, Wyatt Willamson, Lillie Roebel, Lillian Dye, Cooper Williamson and Margaret Dye along with numerous family and friends. Service is 10:30 am, Thursday August 2, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road with calling one hour prior, with Rev. Mark Minnick officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 1, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home. Entombment in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Heartland Hospice of Fort Wayne. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the William H. Scheil Sr. scholarship at Indiana Tech of Fort Wayne, Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, or Turnstone. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com