James Schell, 73, of Siesta Key, Florida, (formerly Darien, CT), found peace in heaven on March 17th after a long health struggle. He died right where he wanted — in the loving arms of his wife of 51 years Susan O’Laughlin Schell.
He was born and raised in Chicago by his hard working parents Frank and Shirley Schell. As an only child, Jim’s sense of family grew when he married into the large, fun, wild Irish O’Laughlin clan. It is fitting that this man who was raised by tough Norwegian parents from Minnesota died on St. Patrick’s day.