From June 17, 2010
Some friends’ posts at the Illinois forum at FPW:
The fastpitch world in Illinois is a sadder place today following the loss of Noel Schott.
To me, Noel was always Mr. Eager Beaver. A trip to SouthSide wasn’t complete without seeing him,
From the Belleville News Democratâ€”
BELLEVILLE- Noel P. Schott, 79, of Belleville, Ill., born Nov. 24, 1930, in Belleville, Ill., died Monday, June 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Schott was a retired gas fitter for Illinois Power Company, where he had worked for 32 years. He was a former member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, Belleville, Ill. Noel played softball with the Eager Beavers softball team for more than 50 years. He was also a fast-pitch softball umpire for 31 years; a member of the ASA (Amateur Softball Association); and a member of the Illinois State Softball Hall of Fame.
Mr. Schott was also a published author. He wrote the book “Military Arms”. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the St. Louis Arms Association, and the Missouri Arms Collectors Association. Noel was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Robby Schott and Stephanie Schott; and his parents, Adolph Web and Esther, nee Christman, Schott.
Surviving are his wife, Carol A., nee Mount, Schott, whom he married on Nov. 20, 1999; a daughter, Lisa (Jim) Rhodes of Freeburg, Ill.; three stepdaughters, Anna (Brian) Fischer of Maryland Heights, Mo., Lisa (Dion) Franklund of Memphis, Tenn., and Christina (Jack) London of Phoenix, Ariz.; a grandson, Eric Smith of Dupo, Ill.; and a brother, Webster (Naoma) Schott of Lake Quivira, Kan.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill. A walk-through by the Eager Beaver Softball Team will be held at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral: A service of remembrance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill. Private family burial will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, Ill.