Alton F. ScheevelAugust 20, 1931 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 85)
Alton Fay Scheevel, 85, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home in Greenleafton, MN. Alton was born August 20, 1931 in Bristol Township to Edwin and Lena (Heusinkveld) Scheevel. He attended Bristol Center School and graduated from Harmony High School in 1950. On May 24, 1952 he married his high school sweetheart, Marlys Jacobson at the Fremont Church in Winneshiek County, Iowa. He farmed and was a seed corn dealer in Bristol Township until his retirement. Alton was dedicated to serving his neighbors and community; volunteering in several organizations, and serving as church deacon as well as other positions. He was also an avid, life-long fan of the Minnesota Twins.
Alton is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marlys, three sons, Lynn (Barb) Scheevel of Preston, MN; Gary (Pat Berg) Scheevel of Florenceville, IA; Marlin Scheevel of Elk River, MN; and one daughter, Debra (Mike) Thompson of Sparta, WI; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and one sister, Emily Morgan of Harmony, MN. He was preceeded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
The funeral for Alton F. Scheevel will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Greenleafton Reformed Church in rural Preston, Minnesota with Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Friends may call on Friday, May 26 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Greenleafton Reformed Church and one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Fillmore County Cancer Fund, Harmony Cancer Group, Greenleafton Reformed Church and Heartland Hospice, Rochester.