Rev. C.S.C. David J. Scheidler
1965 - 2020
BORN
1965
DIED
2020
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South Bend, IN
Rev. David J. Scheidler, C.S.C.

Jan. 26, 1965 - June 6, 2020

NOTRE DAME, IN - Rev. David Joseph Scheidler, C.S.C., 55, died on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL.

Fr. Scheidler was born to Dr. James and Maria (del Refugio) Scheidler on January 26, 1965 in Dallas, Texas, the second oldest of eight children in a bilingual, bicultural family, as his mother is a native of Mexico City. He was raised in Indianapolis, IN, where he graduated from Cathedral High School in 1983. He then attended the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, and spent his sophomore year in Innsbruck, Austria. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree with double majors in History and Communications & Theater. After working a year in Manhattan, he entered Moreau Seminary at Notre Dame, receiving his Master of Divinity in 1993. He professed Final Vows on August 28, 1993 and was ordained to the priesthood on April 9, 1994.

After ordination, Fr. Scheidler was assigned to Saint John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, AZ, before going to work at the University of Notre Dame in 1995. While serving as rector of St. Edward's Hall, he was also the associate rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and assisted in Campus Ministry with various programs, including the Freshman Retreat and Spanish Mass. He also served as chaplain of the Notre Dame Folk Choir and accompanied them on many tours. In 2002-2003, he was a chaplain for the Alliance for Catholic Education. From 2003 to 2007, he was assigned to what is now Notre Dame College Preparatory in Niles, IL, where he was the director of campus ministry and a religion teacher. Next, he was the associate pastor at St. Adalbert and St. Casimir in South Bend, IN. From 2010 to 2013, he served in Monterrey, Mexico, working in Holy Cross's Family Rosary, Vocations, and in parish assistance at Parroquia Nuestra Madre Santisima de la Luz. From 2013 to 2017, he served as the associate rector of the Basilica, and helped with other projects in Campus Ministry. In 2017, he was named pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Notre Dame, IN. Fr. David was a much beloved pastor, priest, son, brother, uncle, friend, and Holy Cross religious, who loved the people with whom he ministered, and always sought through his ministry to make God known, loved and served.

Along with Fr. David's parents, he is survived by his siblings James (Mizan) Scheidler, Maria (Michael) O'Rourke, Edward (Ann Marie) Scheidler, Elsa (Dominik) Hoffmann, Alicia (John) Nagy, Alexander (Nicole) Scheidler, and Rita Lyden (Scheidler), as well as 44 nieces and nephews, and three grand-nephews.

The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, June 12 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame, IN, with family as well as Holy Cross priests and brothers in attendance. For safety reasons, we ask all others to join us via livestream at https://campusministry.nd.edu/mass-worship/basilica-of-the-sacred-heart/watch-mass/special-masses/ at 9:30 a.m. ET. Burial will be in the community cemetery at Notre Dame. Kaniewski Funeral Home, South Bend, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions in support of the mission and ministries of the Congregation of Holy Cross around the world can be made to: United States Province of Priests and Brothers, Holy Cross Mission Center, P.O. Box 543, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or online at donate.holycrossusa.org.

Published by South Bend Tribune from Jun. 10 to Jun. 12, 2020.
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David was a talented, loving man full of passion for life. We were in seminary together and he was a joy to be around to sing, laugh and dance! A light has gone dim. Bless you David.
Jack Geracci
Friend
June 14, 2020
Diane Desierto
June 12, 2020
Maina Musa
June 12, 2020
David embodied so many good things about Notre Dame...faith, energy, and spirit. Our visits back to campus will never be the same, as seeing him was a highlight of our trips. It's hard to imagine Notre Dame without him. He was an important part of many key moments in our lives and I am heartbroken at the loss of my good friend. May we all move forward inspired by David's spirit of kindness and vitality. The entire Scheidler family will be in our prayers.
Jeffrey Wincko, M.D. and family
Friend
June 11, 2020
I knew Father David because he was my brother Jeffs rector at St Eds. Seeing Father David in the years after felt like coming home to a safe place. SO FULL OF LIFE!!!! I will always think of ORANGE with regard to his joy, his warmth, his love, his openness to discussion. He married Jeff and Leticia, over 15 years ago I think, and I cant wait to watch their video again. I am so grateful for the meetups for dinner when we would come into town for a football weekend. I was a degree separated from Father David, I knew him through Jeff and my brother Ken became closer friends with him as well. But to know Father David was to just love being around him, his energy was just effervescent I am so sorry for his loss, so young. I know he is a mighty angel though I know my mom is dancing in heaven with him and I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers
Laurie Mathie, M.D.
Friend
June 11, 2020
I knew Father David because he was my brother Jeffs rector at St Eds. Seeing Father David in the years after felt like coming home to a safe place. SO FULL OF LIFE!!!! I will always think of ORANGE with regard to his joy, his warmth, his love, his openness to discussion. He married Jeff and Leticia, over 15 years ago I think, and I cant wait to watch their video again. I am so grateful for the meetups for dinner when we would come into town for a football weekend. I was a degree separated from Father David, I knew him through Jeff and my brother Ken became closer friends with him as well. But to know Father David was to just love being around him, his energy was just effervescent I am so sorry for his loss, so young. I know he is a mighty angel though I know my mom is dancing in heaven with him and I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers
Laurie Mathie, M.D.
Friend
June 11, 2020
Davids spirit and smile were larger than life! His faith was honest and real and his love for his fellow man was palpable. I am so grateful to have known him and mourn with his family on his passing. He lives on in each of those whose life he touches. May his memory be eternal.
Libby Gray Koultourides
Friend
June 11, 2020
Davids spirit and smile were larger than life! His faith was honest and real and his love for his fellow man was palpable. I am so grateful to have known him and mourn with his family on his passing. He lives on in each of those whose life he touches. May his memory be eternal.
Libby Gray Koultourides
Friend
June 11, 2020
To the Scheidler family
I do not have a single memory from my childhood that does not include the Scheidler family: birthdays, Christmas day visits, summer picnics at Eagle creek, first communions, confirmations and graduations. I will cherish the memories of that time spent with David and the whole family. David was a tremendous person and will be missed greatly. May he Rest In Peace and I will continue to pray for the whole family with the loss of this tremendous person who brought such joy to every life he touched.
ellen szwed
Friend
June 11, 2020
a loved one
June 11, 2020
I recall Father David dropping in at the Nagy's home when I worked there, always a smile and positive disposition. Prayers for entire extended family.
Julie Birr
Friend
June 10, 2020
Fr. David will always be remembered for his thoughtful and lively homilies.
May he rest in peace.
Iris Mensing Goerner
June 10, 2020
Such a wonderful man and a great pastor. Fr. David will certainly be missed.
June 10, 2020
RIP Fr Dave
Ed Sommers
June 10, 2020
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