Scott K. Van Sickel, 60, Lafayette, formerly of Kokomo and Morton, Ill., passed away at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital. He was born the son of L.K. and Maxine Van Sickel on Jan. 1, 1954, in Berwyn, Ill.
Scott was a 1972 graduate of Haworth High School and went on to earn his B.S. in industrial management from Purdue University in 1977. He was a terminal supervisor for Roadway and retired after 30 years of service. Scott was an avid fan of the Purdue Boilermakers, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Bears. His interests included golf and all forms of racing, including the Purdue Grand Prix, hydroplane boats, Indy Car, NHRA, and NASCAR. Scott’s hobbies included a 16-year affiliation with Darcey Wey Racing as a car sponsor, consultant, and pit crew member for quarter midgets and modified stock cars. His summer weekends were spent traveling throughout Illinois and from St. Louis to Maryland with the race team.
He is survived by his brothers, Kirk (Mary) Van Sickel, Kokomo, and Todd (Sharon) Van Sickel, West Lafayette; nephews and nieces, Brent (Sarah) Van Sickel, Amy (Eddie) Cron, Garrett Van Sickel, Grace Van Sickel, Tonya Smith, and Michael (Amy) Smith; great nieces and nephews, Eayn Van Sickel, Isabel Van Sickel, Kaden Kanable, Ash-Lee Kanable, Arianna Smith, Nathaniel Smith, and Payton Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Scott to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1261 W. 86th St. No. E-2, Indianapolis, IN 46260, in honor of the Wey family from Heyworth, IL. Envelopes will be available at the church.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, 505 W. Mulberry St., with Pastor Jon Tice officiating. Friends may visit with the family from noon until the time of service at the church. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.