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In Memory of

Robert Mark Scheibler

October 25, 1946 - January 7, 2018

Obituary


Robert Mark Scheibler, Lt Col, USAF, Ret, entered eternal rest on January 7, 2018 at his home in Windcrest, TX after a long struggle with heart disease. Mark was born on October 25, 1946 in Richmond, IN to the late Robert L. and Celeste (Armstrong) Scheibler. He attended St. Andrews Elementary School, Test Junior High School, and Richmond Senior High School.

Soon after graduating from high school, Mark enlisted in the Air Force and for the next 8 years served as an Administrative Specialist in Piacenza, Italy (Det 1600-7232 MMG), Buechel, Germany (Det...

Robert Mark Scheibler, Lt Col, USAF, Ret, entered eternal rest on January 7, 2018 at his home in Windcrest, TX after a long struggle with heart disease. Mark was born on October 25, 1946 in Richmond, IN to the late Robert L. and Celeste (Armstrong) Scheibler. He attended St. Andrews Elementary School, Test Junior High School, and Richmond Senior High School.

Soon after graduating from high school, Mark enlisted in the Air Force and for the next 8 years served as an Administrative Specialist in Piacenza, Italy (Det 1600-7232 MMG), Buechel, Germany (Det 1-7232 MMG) and AFROTC at Drake University, Des Moines, IA (Det 210). While stationed at Drake University he was able to complete college, and in 1973 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Over the next twenty years, Mark served as a Recruiting Service Officer; Information Management Executive Officer; Personnel Programs Staff Officer; and Education & Training Staff Officer. He was stationed at Lackland AFB, TX; Maxwell AFB, AL; Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense and Aviation, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Randolph AFB, TX (supported Operation Desert Shield/Storm August 2, 1990 - July 31, 1993). Mark proudly served his country for 28 years and had many fond memories of the people he served with and the adventures they shared. After retiring he joined the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. He was able to continue helping military and civilian families through his work at Kelly AFB, on the 211 Helpline and the Military Outreach Program.

Mark was an avid hunter for many years and lived for deer season. His other passion/addiction was going to garage sales, estate sales, moving sales and antique auctions. He spent most weekends looking for new treasures to add to his many collections.

Mark is survived by his wife and best friend, Gale Scheibler, two sons Robert "Bobby" Scheibler, and Dr. Christopher (Linsey) Scheibler, their mother Ilse Scheibler, one grandson, Bryce Robert Scheibler, one brother Scott (Malya) Scheibler, one special nephew/hunting partner, Jonathan (Angie) Scheibler, and three fur babies, Fritz, Mitzi and Schatzi. He is also survived by several more nieces and nephews, many cousins and special friends.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life reception will be held following the interment at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course Club. Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, Texas (www.colonialuniversal.com)

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at San Antonio Military Medical Center Cardiology Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Clinic for all the care given to Mark over the last 7+ years.

In lieu of flowers, Mark requested memorial donations be made to Operation Homefront, 1355 Central Parkway S, Ste. 100, San Antonio, TX 78232 www.operationhomefront.org or your favorite charity supporting our military members and veterans.

When we get to the end of our lives together, the house we had, the cars we drove, the things we possessed won't matter.
What will matter is that I had you and you had me.