February 8, 2022

Howard "Howie" Lee Schehl, 63, of Mt. Olive, Ill., died at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Howard was born on March 5, 1958, in Granite City, a son of the late Andrew Sr. and Mary Ellen (Renzler) Schehl.

He attended school in Granite City and in Mt. Olive. He was employed as a truck driver. Howard enjoyed playing Xbox and watching football, science fiction and Marvel movies. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Howard is survived by four children, Timothy Hogue of Mt. Olive, Hollie Schehl (Kevin) and Amanda (Justin) Kowalke of Texas, and Dominick Schehl of Florida; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Chris (Sam) Schehl, Edward (Brenda) Schehl, Roy Schehl, and Robert Schehl, all of Mt. Olive, and Andrew (Edith) Schehl of Livingston; three sisters, Lisa (Jim) Tiepleman, Kathy McCoy, Vicki Gage of Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Thomas Schehl; and a brother, Scott A. Schehl, Sr.

Visitation will take place on Friday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive. Services will begin at noon on Saturday, Feb. 12, with Rev. James Ritter officiating. Burial will take place at Chapman Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family. Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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