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[June 08, 2023]
ORMOND BEACH FL —
William Roland Scheidegger, 92 of Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of
Lincoln, passed away on Friday, May 19th, 2023, at Halifax Health
Medical Center in Daytona Beach Florida.
There will be a private family service at a later
William Roland Scheidegger, 92 of
Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of Lincoln, passed away
on Friday, May 19th, 2023, at Halifax Health Medical
Center in Daytona Beach Florida.
He was born on March 6, 1931, to Frederick Philip
and Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Scheidegger in Tamaqua,
PA. His mother died when he was very young, and he
moved next door to live with his beloved Aunt Lucy.
Bill had an interesting childhood in the mountains
of Pennsylvania. He loved to roam around the hills
with his friends and catch rattlesnakes with his
bare hands. As told to his daughters, running a mile
to school and then back home for lunch was a daily
occurrence. All that conditioning led him to hold
the high school record in the mile for many years.
He was an avid football player and at one point
hoped to coach. Life had other plans, however. He
enlisted in the Army and proudly served our country
in the Korean war stationed on Guam. After his
service he started a career in finance and met his
wife Judy in Peoria. They were married on September
2, 1961. Their union produced three daughters:
Melanie Matson, Morgan Burns and Michelle (John)
Bill was very proud of his family and was very, very
protective of his girls. (Definitely not allowing
them to catch rattlesnakes with their bare hands.)
When his grandchildren came along, he loved
following their school activities, sporting events,
and admonishing them to close the door because they
were letting out the cold/hot air. Bill loved to
fish and golf. He was a lifetime member of the
American Legion serving as Finance Officer for many
years and was a lifetime member of the Knights of
Columbus. He and Judy were active members of the
Lincoln Bootkickers line dancing club.
Bill worked his entire life, retiring from Chrysler
Fiat after 38 years, then started the finance
department at Peoria Siding and retired there after
10 years. He and Judy decided to relocate to Ormond
Beach, Florida where he worked at the Airline
Academy as a recruiter for several years before his
final job as a greeter at Daytona Dodge. There he
loved welcoming customers with a fresh cookie and a
He is survived by his wife, daughters,
grandchildren: Dustin (Kari) Matson, Brandon (Amanda)
Matson, Tara (Brandon McClellan), Coleman (Jamie Cargas)
Burns, Jarrett and Lilly Evers. His great grandchildren:
Lauren Thompson, Hayley (Quintin) Beightel (sons Drew and
Landen), Emmary (Ethan Bryson) Matson, Max McClellan, Kaden
and Dylan Matson, Nathan Matson, and Levi Burns. Bill was a
member of Holy Family Church in Lincoln and St. Brendan in
Ormond Beach, FL.
There will be a private family service at a later date.
Memorials are requested to be given to St. Jude Children’s
Hospital which he supported.
He was a great man and will be very much missed. He was the
best dad ever.