Thursday, March 8, 2018

In Memoriam: Christian Jack Scheel 7/7/17 – 3/6/18

Art Scheel, also known as "Anti Tango", suffered a devastating loss this week when his 8 month old son Christian died.

Here's the story in his own words.

I can't even begin to process this. I've never had children, so I don't know what kind of love that is, or what kind of fear a parent has for them. I call it a slippery, spherical tragedy; like trying to pick up a greased bowling ball, it's something I cannot grasp... and yet, I'm still struck ill by this terrible thing, which tells me that what the Scheel family is going through is immeasurably worse.

Like many of you, I have this urgent desire to help, to comfort, to do something, anything, but am frustrated by the separation of distance between them and me and the knowledge that anything I do will be just a bandaid on an amputated limb.

Still, if you're like me you'll want to do something to help. Here's what you can do:
  • There's a GoFundMe to pay for the medical bills and the funeral. Funds are always useful at a time like this. 
  • If you'd prefer to donate directly, I have been informed by Meghan, the lady who started the GoFundMe, that there is an America First Credit Union for Art and his family and that you'll need the account name and account number to donate:
    • Account name: Arthur Scheel 
    • Account number: 9100280 
  • If you're local and want to give direct aid, or if you want to send something physical to the family (such as flowers, toys for the two older boys, etc), please email Brandon Kuhn at Utredneck AT gmail DOT com or message him via Facebook if you're FB friends. Brandon knows the Scheel family, is local, and is active in their church, so he's our Boots On The Ground man. He knows what they need and what they don't, so talk to him before sending anything. 
  • Offer sympathy, support and love to the Scheel family on Art's Facebook page. If you find you can't post to that page, write it on my wall and I'll tag him. 
  • Pray, if you're the praying type, for peace and healing upon this family. 
Thank you. 


  1. There is a charitable salt at America first credit union as well that was set up to help. And they don't charge fees like go fund me does.

  2. Thanks for this beautiful post. Here is the info for the America First account for Art and his family if you’d like to go that route. You will need the account name and account number to donate they are:
    Account name: Arthur Scheel
    Account number: 9100280

    1. The account is a savings account, by the way.

  3. Posts like these are not bandaids. I've determined they are the paramedics. They'll stop the bleeding and head for the hospital, but they're the first step in recovery. Without it, you'll bleed all over the floor from the amputated limb and with ONLY that, you'll drive around, but still never healed.

    It's a combination of efforts, but without all of them, the result's the same.


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