The Funeral Service for Aron F. Scheeler, age 67 of Mott, N.D. was held Dec. 21, 2013 at the Assembly of God Church in Mott with Pastor David Skjoldal, officiating. Burial was Dec. 23, 2013 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan with full military honors afforded by the Taylor-Skartvedt American Legion Post #71 of Mott and the Mandan VFW.
Serving as casketbearers were Dan Friedt, Justin Augure, Rob Messer, Lonnie Hummel, Randy Hawn, Sherwin Hawn, and Kenny Messer. All of Aron’s grandchildren were considered honorary bearers.
Aron Francis Scheeler was born June 27, 1946 in Dickinson, N.D. to Frank and Anna (Roshau) Scheeler. He graduated from Dickinson Central High School in 1964. Aron began working for the Peavey Elevator in Dickinson. He was united in marriage June 21, 1967 to Josephine Olheiser in Dickinson.
Aron enlisted into the U.S. Army National Guard Jan. 3, 1967, and was discharged Nov. 2, 1971. In 1973, Aron and Jo moved to Mott where Aron continued working for Remsing Grain-Mott Equity. In 1994, he began driving school bus which he did for 20 years. He also worked at Larry’s Meat Market from 1995 to 2012 when he retired, and for Fitterer Oil.
Aron was loyal to his friends, family, and community. He was a simple man and always found the good in everyone he met. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and grandsons, gardening, playing cards, reading western books and watching western movies. He was a member of the Mott Fire Brigade where he was past Fire Chief and Fire Marshal. He briefly served on the Mott Ambulance Service, but due to his employment obligations he was unable to continue certification training. He was a member of the Mott City Council for more than 25 years and the Taylor-Skartvedt American Legion Post.
His illness came suddenly, but he was determined to fight. He never complained and kept his sense of humor. When asked by the staff at the hospital if there was anything they could do for him, he would respond, “Take care of my wife.” When a rushed surgery was scheduled, he would not allow them to take him until all of his daughters arrived. He was also comforted by all his grandchildren.
Aron, with his wife by his side, took his last breath and peacefully was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven Dec. 17, 2013 at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.
Surviving family members include his wife, Jo, Mott, N.D.; four daughters and sons-in-law: Lorelei Scheeler, Killdeer, N.D.; Carrie and Gary Wetzstein, Mott, N.D.; Cammie and Lee Enders, Bismarck, N.D. and Jessica and Jason Petryszyn, Bismarck, N.D.; eight grandchildren, Cody (Kelsey) Wetzstein, Laci Lee, Braeden Bice, Brandon Enders, Austin Dodds, Logan Enders, Kennedy Petryszyn, and Bristol Petryszyn; two brothers, and sisters-in-law, Ervin and Sharon Scheeler, Dickinson, N.D. and Leon and Connie Scheeler, Billings, Mont.; five sisters and brothers-in-law: Claudia and Mike Dowhaniuk, El Paso, Texas; Hilaria and Charles Koffler, Alameda, Calif.; Claire and Ernie Froehlich, Spokane, Wash.; Diane Froehlich, Vancouver, Wash.; Bernice Bardwell, Thornton, Colo. and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Clifford Scheeler, and a sister, Jeannie Demaniow.
A memorial has been established.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.