Richard Scheffler

December 4, 1944April 25, 2011

Richard Scheffler, 66, of Chicago, passed away April 25, 2011. Beloved husband of Eva, nee Lehmann; loving father of Monika (Sam) Dossa; cherished grandfather of Rozina, Sarah and Nadia; dearest brother of Isolde Reinhardt and Walter Scheffler and the late Lidi (Eberhard) Filbach and Arno (Anamie) Scheffler; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday, April 27th, 4 - 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 28th, 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Avenue, Chicago. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assocation, 30 N. Michigan Ave., # 2015, Chicago, IL 60602-3611 or the National Kidney Foundation, 215 W Illinois St # 1C, Chicago, IL 60654-7163. Arrangements under the direction of Drake & Son Funeral Home, 773-561-6874.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, April 28, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Vanessa Vasquez

May 6, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. With much love,

Mersiha S

May 2, 2011

Dear Monika,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.


Eva & Peter; John & Jeanne

April 30, 2011

Wir sind sehr betroffen von der Nachricht, dass Richard so plotzlich verstorben ist. Mogen die guten erinnerungen, freunde and familie euch durch diese schwierige Zeit helfen. Unsere gedanken und gebete gelten euch und eure Familie.

In tiefem Mitgefuhl, Dante und Onkel

So sorry to hear of your loss. Let the good memories, friends and family help you to make it through the difficult times ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. John & Jeanne

April 28, 2011

Eva, Monika and family,
You are in our thoughts and have our deepest sympathies...sending our love...
Joey, Krista & the boys

Rozina Dossa

April 28, 2011

Dear Opa,
You were a funny and an amazing grandpa. I'm going to miss you so much and I'm really sorry you didn't get to see me or Sarah graduate. I feel that I didn't really get to say goodbye to you, so I suppose this is my goodbye. And I promise you, every time I sing, I will give it my all and think of you, because I know how much you enjoyed it. I know you're in a better place now and you're not suffering anymore. I just wish I could have one more day with you, to tell you I love you and always will. You will always be in my heart. You will never be forgotten. I love you so much.

Marie Theodore

April 28, 2011

Dear Monika I am so sorry for your loss.I wish I could be there with you and Mama and the family.Keeping you in my thougths and prayers.Thank you papa Scheffler for your kindness i always felt like family when I was around. You will be missed. I love you guy's.Marie Theodore

Christine Billanti

April 27, 2011

Maria Dames

April 27, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss Eva, Monika, Rozina, Sarah and Nadia. We all know that Richard/Opa is in a better place now and has peace in his heart at last. I am so sorry I cannot be there to comfort you all, but know that you are in my prayers.

A deep wave of emotions overcame me when I looked over the pictures of our family over the years; so many family members who are with us in spirit only. I can picture them all in heaven having a party, as it should be!

May God bless you all!

Jennifer White

April 27, 2011

I was very sad to hear of your father/grandfather's passing. My sympathies are with you at this time.
Jennifer White, GCHS


April 27, 2011

I have no way to tell you how special having you and Eva as my Godparents has been. No matter what I always have my Chicago family. Anytime, for anything. I am sad that you won't be there to chuckle at me when I come into the door of the shop about once every 6 months after a long drive from Toronto.

I will miss you answering the phone with a gruff.."Eva's", and then I tell you it's me and you always say the same thing. OH MY GOD....when are you coming to visit? I never really knew but I always said as soon as I could.

I can't thank you enough for everything you did just to get well enough to walk me down the aisle when I married Mike. It was so special to me and I will never forget it. You even wore a suit from this millenium for me!!

As i flip through the pictures I look at all our other family members that are also Angels watching over us. You are one more Angel I can call on when I need you. Please watch over me and my growing family.

We'll continue to come to Chicago just like we always did, but I am not sure how I will feel when I walk into the shop and you are missing. I am glad you got to meet my Angelo, but sad he won't really know you. You always had a soft comfy knee for our kids to sit on, and know they were in a safe place. We all watched as Rozina, Sarah and Nadia have grown up and loved their Opa very much.

I am saddened that I cannot be there to say my goodbye to you, and comfort Eva & Monika, but I am sending all my love.

Love Christine, Michael and Angelo