Herman Schell, long-time volunteer at RHS, former board member and emeritus board member, passed away on October 2. He was an outstanding man and will be greatly missed. His energy and enthusiasm, his willingness to taken on maintenance problems and his support of new ideas made a big contribution to our success.

His obituary from the Daily Southtown follows. 

Herman A. Schell, 76, of Chicago, passed away on October 2, 2017. Herman is survived by his wife Lois nee Curran; his children Ed, Don, Lisa and Pam and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He was active in Chicago Politics, the Ridge Historical Society, Sacred Heart Church and was an independent scholar on the Chicago Fire. Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Mission Church, 11652 S Church St, Chicago, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9 am with a Celebration of Herman's Life immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sacred Heart Church Chicago, Ridge Historical Society or the Mt. Greenwood Special Recreation Association would be appreciated. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 708-206-2000

Published in the Daily Southtown on Oct. 8, 2017


RHS is seeking volunteers to help with the backlog of research request and history inquires. Are you interested in local history or enjoy solving mysterious? Know anyone who is?
Please contact the RHS office at 773-881-1675 or ridgehistory@hotmail.com.

Click here for RHS Volunteer Application Form 2017