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Gary Scheffler '55
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Dear Classes of 1951, 1955, 1960 and 1961:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Gary Scheffler ('55) on Thursday, July 14th.

Gary was a member of the Class of 1955 and the brother of Kathleen (Scheffler) Schultz* ('60), Karen Marie (Scheffler) Meyer* ('61) and the late Wallace Scheffler ('51) and Gordon Scheffler.




Gary Edward Scheffler, 78 of Lidgerwood, ND passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at his home in Lidgerwood. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Lidgerwood with Fr. Jason Lefor as celebrant. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 pm with a prayer service at 7pm all at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Lidgerwood. There will also be visitation 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers are: Angela Irwin, Mark Schultz, Bradley Meyer & Robert Meyer. Honorary pallbearers are: Relatives, friends & classmates.

Gary Edward Scheffler was the third son born to Roy and Catherine (Reynolds) Scheffler on December 1, 1937 at St. John’s Hospital, Fargo, ND. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony of Padua, Fargo, ND. Gary attended 8 years of grade school at St. Anthony’s. In 1955 he graduated from Shanley High School. While attending high school Gary and his older brother Wallace drove wrecker truck for Bob’s Wrecking. After high school he attended Interstate Business College, upon completion he started working for his dad’s company (Roy Scheffler, Inc.) as chief estimator. After his father’s death, he joined his brother-in-law and formed Lake Sand & Gravel at Hankinson, ND. In 1983 Gary moved to Oakland, CA and with his brother-in-law, Bill they purchased Eastbay Wash Rack. They sold the business in 1987 and Gary moved back to Hankinson. Gary & Bill then sold Lake Sand & Gravel and formed Crushing, Inc. They did portable crushing in North and South Dakota until Bill’s death in 2002.

Gary is survived by his sisters: Kathleen Schultz and Karen Marie Meyer, both of Lidgerwood, ND; niece: Angela (DuWayne) Irwin; 4 nephews: Bradley (Renee) Meyer, Robert (Kimberly) Meyer, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Meyer & Mark (Jessica) Schultz and sister-in-law: Pauline (Dale) Lane.

He is preceded in death by both grandparents: Ernest & Nettie Scheffler and Charles & Margaret Reynolds; parents: Roy & Catherine Scheffler; two brothers: Wallace & Gordon; niece: Wendy Rae Scheffler and brother-in-law: William Schultz.




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