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FRANK C. SCHELL Jr. Obituary
FRANK C. SCHELL, JR. Frank C. Schell, Jr., a former corporate executive, died on January 3 in Evanston, Illinois. He was 92. A native of New York City, he was educated at New York University where he earned a B.S. degree magna cum laude in business administration. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 as an instructor in the midshipmen training program at the University of Notre Dame and as Lieutenant (j.g.) and Commanding Officer of the USS LSM-81 (Landing Ship Medium) at the Battle of Okinawa. After the war, he was an officer of the Chase Manhattan Bank and in 1951 joined the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago as Assistant Treasurer. Mr. Schell held a number of senior corporate positions, including leadership roles in research and development and corporate planning, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fisher-Price Toys, Inc., a subsidiary of Quaker Oats. He was a member of the executive committee, and was elected to the board of directors of Quaker Oats in 1964. In 1976 he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Babson Bros. Co., the dairy farm equipment company. Mr. Schell served on the National Dairy Council and was a Trustee of the Nutrition Foundation. He was a director of the First National Bank and Trust Company of Barrington, the Infant Welfare Society of the Chicago area, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. He was an avid tennis player and painter. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Carol, and two sons, Frank C. Schell III (Joanne) of Chicago and Richardson W. Schell of Kent, Connecticut, and by grandchildren Sarah Anderson (Ben) and Christina Pate (Patrick), and great grandchildren Aengus and Ariana Anderson and Rhodes Pate. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church, 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka. Memorial donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund, Kent School, Kent, CT 06757.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Jan. 6, 2013
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