Ft. Wayne, Indiana -(6-7-22) Today the Carroll High School community, his family and friends mourn the loss of Owen Scheele (17). Owen passed away this afternoon after a brief battle with cancer at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been taken by air ambulance, several emergency surgeries were done.

From Owen’s Caring Bridge site –

June 07, 2022 -Journal Entry by Jason Scheele

Owen made it through the procedure last night, finishing around 2 AM.  Unfortunately, the surgeons were unable to stop the bleeding in his brain.  They are keeping him comfortable right now, and we are so thankful that his family has been able to get here to say good bye.  Rev 21:4 –  ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[a] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Owen had just finished his junior year and would have graduated in the Spring of 2023. He was a QB on the Chargers football team and was considered to be in line to be the starter.

He was being recruited numerous colleges including D I schools and had been attending visits and working out the last several months.

Owen was also a top student student with a 3.8 GPA.

Summit City Sports You Tube VideoStart at 3:33 for highlights of Owen Scheele vs. Snider in a 29-28 win in week 2 of the 2021 season. His stats Scheele 15/28 for 284 yards and 3 TDs.


Owen Andrew Scheele, age 17, of Huntertown, IN passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN.

He was born in Fort Wayne to Jason and Stephanie Scheele of Fort Wayne. Owen was entering his senior year at Carroll High School, where he was actively involved in the football program. He also participated in travel baseball, was active with OPS and the Pathway Community Church Youth Group.

He is also survived by his four siblings, Gavin, Griffin, Harrison, and Emerson; maternal grandparents, Ron and Sharon Long of Fort Wayne; paternal grandparents, Roger and Jayne Scheele of Fort Wayne; uncles and aunts, Scott and Jennifer Mabee and Nathan and Melissa Scheele; and cousins, Chole, Elsie, and Mikenson, and James.

Service is 11:00 am on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Pathway Community Church, 1010 Carroll Rd., with calling one hour prior. Calling also 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the church. Burial at Huntertown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the Scheele family is organizing a foundation in Owen’s name so that he may continue to touch lives in our community for many years. Contributions may be made to the Owen Scheele Memorial Fund directed to Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, 1615 Northland Blvd.

To sign the online guestbook, go to www.fairhavenfortwayne.com

Twitter tells his story….