Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Schell, age 82, of Lemmon, SD, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon.
Posted Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Schell, age 82, of Lemmon, SD, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Tottie Lenerville will officiate with burial to follow in the Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home.
Robert “Bob” Schell was born on January 12, 1933, on the family farm near Watauga, SD. Bob was one of seven children born to Bill and Margaret (Lorenz) Schell. The family moved north of Morristown, SD, where Bob was raised and also worked on the family farm.
It was while attending country school that he met Gracie Fike. They were married on May 27, 1952 and to this union five children were born: Jesse, Bill, Sheila, Steve and Douglas.
The family lived in many places during the early years. Bob worked at the Homestake Mine in Lead, SD, the copper mine in Butte, MT and ran a crane for the iron yard in Billings, MT. They finally settled down in Baker, MT, where Bob works as a mechanic for local Case dealer, Richard Pinnow, for more than 20 years. Following his retirement, Bob and Gracie moved to Lemmon, SD, where he remained until his death.
Bob loved to fish and camp with family and friends. He loved to dance to country music and had fond memories of barn dances when he was young. He was a member of and attended the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon where Bob and Gracie recently celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Bob went to be with his Lord on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Sanford Hospital in Bismarck, ND. He was 82 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Gracie, Lemmon, SD; son, Jesse (Jan) Schell, Las Vegas, NV, son, Bill (Sheryl) Schell, Cottonwood, AZ, daughter, Sheila, Commerce City, CO, son, Steve (Cheryl) Schell, Lemmon, SD, and son, Douglas (Traci) Schell, Miles City, MT; 12 grandchildren, Jesse Jr., Jeremy, Jason, Jennifer, Emily, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Tasha, Allen, Tara Jo, Matthew and Mariah; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; special boy, Chance Ellison; many nieces and nephews; brothers, Johnny (Maralyn) and Benny Schell; and two sisters, Viola Olson and Margaret Coddington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Schell; sisters, Betty Lenerville, Helen Fike; grandson, Aaron Schell; two daughters-in-law, Annie and Faye Schell.
Bob will be missed dearly by all who knew him. May He rest in peace.
Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.