Leonard Scheeler, 97, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2019 at Marion Manor in Glen Ullin, ND with Virginia, his wife of 63 years by his side.  Rosary will be held at 10:30 followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Glen Ullin, ND.  A burial service will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery at 3:00.
 Leonard will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as one of Dickinson’s longest-serving grocers.  Whether at the Scheeler grocery store, Red Owl or Buttrey’s, Leonard could be heard whistling through the aisles. 
Leonard was born in Dickinson on October 17, 1921 to John and Ludmilla Scheeler.   He went to grade school at St. Joseph’s School and graduated from Dickinson High School.  Leonard always shared fond memories of working in the family grocery business and growing up on the south side of town.   Even the Army figured out that Leonard was a gentle soul and consequently, during World War II, he bravely served in the medical corps in Europe.  Following the war, he returned to the family grocery business and on April 2, 1955, he married Virginia Lanz and together they raised 4 daughters.
After a lifetime of living in Dickinson, in his later years, Leonard moved to Virginia’s hometown of Glen Ullin, where they had fantastic care at Marion Manor and the support of lifelong friends in the Glen Ullin community.
Leonard enjoyed golfing, taking up the sport later in life.  He was a frequent user of the Dickinson Public Library and loved to read, but only non-fiction.   He got his exercise mostly by walking to and from work and through his late 80s and early 90s was a regular attendee at the Dickinson Rec Center.   His workout regimen allowed him to live 36 years after his first heart bypass. 
He was an obedient husband and a lenient father, who was always joyful.   He will be greatly missed by his wife, Virginia (Lanz), his daughters, Sheryl (Carson) Fleck, Bismarck, Jean (Tom) Tucker, Casper, WY, Kristi (Les) Bentz, Dickinson, and Beth (Tom) Irsfeld, Fargo, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by pretty much everyone (he also had a pretty good sense of humor).
To those wishing to sign the online register book or leave a message of condolence please go to www.bismarckfuneralhome.com
 

 



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3723 Lockport St
Bismarck, ND 58503-5537
(701) 223-4055


Site designed and maintained by KK BOLD Copyright 2013 Bismarck Funeral Home

Bismarck Funeral Home
3723 Lockport St  |  Bismarck, ND 58503-5537
(701) 223-4055


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