Obituary of Alec Paul Schievelbein
Alec Schievelbein was born on July 4, 1994 and died September 16, 2023, due to complications from COVID-19.
From an early age, Alec’s gregarious personality shined. His magnetic charm brought laughter and joy to those around him. His quick wit and goofiness had a way of brightening any room, leaving smiles and laughter in their wake. Not only could he make a room howl with laughter, but he also possessed a sharp intellect and insatiable curiosity that inspired us all. Alec was a true thinker, always in pursuit of knowledge and understanding. He possessed a rare ability to delve deep into subjects that mattered to him, offering profound insights that enriched our perspectives, challenged our beliefs, and made us all better.
Alec lived authentically, unapologetically embracing his true self and living life on his own terms. He approached life with a sense of fearlessness, always willing to challenge conventions and push barriers while maintaining respect and compassion. Music was a lifelong passion, a source of comfort and inspiration for him. Alongside his love for music, Alec found joy in the digital realm, immersing himself in video games and technology. His presence on his Minecraft server was a testament to his ingenuity and willingness to lift others up and create a sense of community.
Alec's journey was one marked by significant accomplishments. His advocacy for sexual and gender expression, coupled with his success in his chosen technical profession, showcased his compassion and ability to overcome challenges. From solving intricate, complex problems to gracing stages at festivals with his bands, and showcasing his prowess as a DJ in large venues, Alec left his mark on a variety of friends, colleagues, and even those who met him only once.
Memories of Alec will forever be etched in the hearts of those he touched. From the adventures he shared with his sister, Hannah, while exploring Europe, to lively jam sessions with his sister’s fiancé, Dante, and the unforgettable Fourth of July bar-hopping in Balsam Lake with his stepsister, Taylor, these moments will be cherished forever. His mom, Linda, recalls the years at Main Street School of Performing Arts (now PiM Arts High School) affectionately recalling his “thinking walks” during class time and the deep friendships Alec forged with teachers and fellow students. His dad, Ted, recalls the connection he had with Alec through their love of music and dynamic political conversations. Even simple joys like playing Drawful at the cabin with his stepfather, Randy, and recording his Grandpa Don's stories, are woven into the tapestry of memories.
As we remember Alec, he would also want us to remember and practice the lessons he embodied: to live unburdened, to seek knowledge and understanding, and to embrace our true selves without reservation. Let us be kinder, more open-minded, and more authentic, just as he was.
Alec's light continues to shine in all of those he touched, a beautiful legacy that will forever be a source of inspiration and comfort. His memory will guide us, reminding us to live with purpose, passion, and to always be unapologetically who we are.
Alec is survived by his mother and stepfather, Linda and Randy Langkos, his father, Ted Schievelbein, his sister Hannah Schievelbein and her fiancé Dante McKenna, his stepsister, Taylor Kerr, and his grandfather, Don Minnick and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. We welcome donations to PiM Art High School (pimartshs.org) in Alec’s memory.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alec Schievelbein, please visit Tribute Store