My Story

I know so many want to know what happened to Scott on Sunday afternoon. Sue gave me permission to include the story and communicate to everyone what happened.   

Around 3:30 Scott came inside from doing some yard work with severe chest pains.  He and Sue headed to Methodist West.  Scott's chest pains subsided and he said he'd wait til Monday and go to the doctor. They stopped at Walgreen's and Sue went in to buy some Aspirin for Scott and meanwhile, he came into the store indicating the chest pains were back and that he was feeling like he was going to pass out.  He started vomiting and they were on their way to the hospital again. Unfortunately, by the time they got Scott into the ER his breathing had stopped and they were unable to revive him. 

The Cahill's are so blessed with such caring friends in our community and the overwhelming response to the meal sign up shows this.  I know the meal sign up is full at this time.  I am checking with Sue to see if she would like to extend it through the summer.  Otherwise, for those that are still interested you could double up and go in on a meal with someone else that has signed up. Otherwise, your prayers of support are immensely appreciated. 

There may be other needs coming up as Emily has her 8th grade graduation from St. Francis May 29th and Cassi has her Dowling Catholic High School Graduation May 24th, and her Graduation party scheduled shortly after that. 

Your messages to the family will be most cherished and give them strength from all the love they'll feel from everyone.  

Please pass the website onto anyone who knows the Cahill family. 

I will also post funeral arrangements as I am made aware of them. 


Annette Wanek posted a new journal entry, "Funeral arrangements".

Visitation will be at St. Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines from  5-8 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm.Funeral will be at St. Francis of Assisi at 10:00 am Thursday, with ... Read more

Toni Sly signed Scott's Guestbook.

I hope the following provides comfort for  you.                             To Those I Love & Those Who Love Me   When I am ... Read more

Angela Ten Clay signed Scott's Guestbook.

My prayers are with you, Cahill family. I had the privilege of coaching Emily in club volleyball, and she was a stellar athlete with a wonderful attitude. I pray that ... Read more

kim huynh signed Scott's Guestbook.

Dear Sue,Cassi, Emily and Sarah-I had the privilege of having Scott as a leader for many years.  While i never met you before, I got to know you all really well through ... Read more

Beth Craig signed Scott's Guestbook.

Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. My husband, Ray, somehow came across the sad news about Scott and remembered we were freinds at Iowa State. You'll be in my thoughts ... Read more

David Peters signed Scott's Guestbook.

Family of Scott Cahill- My deepest condolescences.  I just recieved the shocking news about Scott.  I had the tremendous priviledge of coaching Scott on Newman's only ... Read more

Sandy Freeman signed Scott's Guestbook.

I am so very sorry for your loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.  Peace be with you.   Read more

Kevin Otte signed Scott's Guestbook.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  May the love of God, family, and friends help you through this time.   Read more

Carol Barber signed Scott's Guestbook.

Sue and Family, Even though we are not there with you, you are soooo in our thoughts.We got to meet Scott at a party at your home for winter formal and of course Alec ... Read more

John Eddy signed Scott's Guestbook.

To Scott’s Family and Friends,   Arup’s sadness on hearing the news of our good friend and client, Scott Cahill, is deep, but in no way as deep as that felt ... Read more

Carson Luger signed Scott's Guestbook.

I am very saddened by Scott’s passing. Sue, Cassi, Emily and Sarah; I have been thinking about you non-stop since Sunday.  All of the comments posted here are spot on ... Read more

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