Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Thomas George Scheitlin

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Thomas George Scheitlin

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Evansville, Ind. Thomas George Scheitlin, 88, peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville.

Born in Evansville, Indiana, on September 19, 1924, Tom was the second son of George and Lenora (Fehn) Scheitlin. After attending St. Joseph Grade School City, Tom attended and graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in 1942. He studied at Evansville College for one year and then attended the University of Notre Dame from 1943 through 1945, as a member of the Navy V-12 Officer's Candidate Program. Tom served four months of additional naval training, including three months on the Montpelier, and was commissioned in R 1946, as an Ensign USNR (United States Naval Reserve). Returning to Notre Dame, Tom graduated in January of 1947, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He was promoted to the commissioned officer rank of LTJG (Lieutenant, junior grade) USNR in 1950.

In 1947, Tom began working as an engineer with International Harvester, later moving to Seagram's Distillery, finally joining Seeger Refrigeration in 1948. After Seeger's merger with Whirlpool in 1955, Tom continued at Whirlpool for 36 years, retiring in 1984, as General Manager of Product Engineering Refrigeration Group Products.

Tom married Ann DeJean on February 5, 1949, and together they had eight children.

Tom was a former member of the Oak Meadow Golf Club, Coterie Dance Club and Friday Nite Dance Club, UL (Underwriter's Laboratory) Industry Advisory Board, of AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) Engineering Technical Committee, University of Evansville Industry Advisory Board, USI (University of Southern Indiana) Industry Advisory Board, USI Foundation and ASHRAE National Products Standards Committee. Tom was also an active member of St Benedict Cathedral and served on the finance committee for several years. …

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