Stanley Scheevel, 89, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at Greenleafton Reformed Church, with Pastor Roger Lokker officiating. Stanley’s ashes will be laid to rest at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Stanley Emerson Scheevel was born on December 29, 1928 to Elmer and Marie (VanSande) Scheevel. He was a member of the Greenleafton Church all his life. He graduated from Preston High School in 1946. On September 22, 1950, he married Eleanor Jean Vandwege at the Holland Reformed Church in Holland, Nebraska. They made their home on a farm in the Greenleafton area. Then on January 13, 1954, he was inducted into the Army serving his time at Fort Riley, Kansas and then to Fort Lewis in Washington state as a medic. They returned to Minnesota to take up farming again in 1956. Their family grew as they adopted 2 girls, Jenise and Joan.
During his years on the farm, his creative side came through in many ways. He developed a channel auger system to remove manure from the milking barn to a spreader. When he wasn’t farming, you could always find him in his workshop creating everything from furniture, frames, and shelves, to anything made of wood. Stanley and Eleanor retired from farming in 1980 and moved to their home in Greenleafton. They went on many mission trips in the winter to Brewton, Alabama as volunteers. Stanley and Eleanor wintered in Florida, Arizona, and McAllen, Texas. Traveling was much enjoyed by both throughout all 50 states and Europe.
Stanley lovingly leaves behind his wife Eleanor of 67 years, his daughters Jenise Schwartz and Joan (Joel) Bicknese , son-in-law Steve Miner, 8 grandchildren Quentin (Teresa) Bicknese, Zachary (Becky) Bicknese, Crystal Miner, Channon (Heather) Miner, Cortney (Stephanie) Miner, Chanel DeYoung, Carrie (Jay) Lick, and Lacey Schwartz, 18 great-grandchildren Stephanie, Sasha, Timmy, Charlie, Cayley, Kelsy, Charlie, Emma, Isaac, Ayden, Lydya, Klayton, Alex, Ashley, Kenzie, Addie, Kloe, and Mia, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers.