Thomas Scheurenbrand


October 23, 1941 - May 16, 2016


Thomas Ralph Scheurenbrand was born in Mitchell on October 23, 1941 to William (Bill) and Irma (Carlson) Scheurenbrand.  He attended Mitchell Public Schools, graduating from Mitchell High School in 1959.  He spent a year in Rockford, IL working after high school before returning to Mitchell to begin his career in Sheet Metal as an apprentice at Tessier's, Inc.  That was interrupted when he was drafted into the United States Army in 1964, doing a tour of duty as a cryptographer in Germany.  He was discharged on April 17, 1966 and returned to Mitchell to continue his apprenticeship.  He became a Journeyman, spending his entire career as a Union Sheet Metal Worker.  He retired in 2004 at age 63, after working over 40 years in his trade. 

On March 3, 1967, he married Margie Schroeder at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell where they lived and raised their four children.  In 1990, Marge's brother, Don along with Tom and his construction friends, built them a new home in the country development of Hartford Heights, 3 miles east of Hartford, SD, where they resided until March, 2014. Since then they have lived in Tom's childhood home in Mitchell, always occupied by Scheurenbrands after being built by his grandfather in the late 1800s.  He was very proud of his family, of being a Veteran and of his work in his trade, spending the last few years working for Krier & Blain Heating and Air Conditioning, Sioux Falls, as a foreman on many commercial jobs, including large jobs such as the main US Post Office and Eastside Walmart in Sioux Falls where the building was so huge, they had to set the rooftop units with a helicopter.  He was loved and respected by his many friends in construction, known to be tough and hardworking, but also having lots of fun.

Tom was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell, a 50-year member of the American Legion and a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #10.  His love of fishing was fostered by the annual Father's Day event on the Missouri River, where he spent many enjoyable days with his sheet metal friends who called him “Tommy” & more importantly, with his sons.  His children called him by many names… Pops, Papa, Daddy, Dad and sometimes Tommy.  He loved being “Grandpa” to his grandchildren. Tom enjoyed reading western books, watching the Encore Western TV channel, visits from friends and going to the movies with Marge. 

Grateful to have shared his life are his wife, Margie; sons: Todd (Christeen) Scheurenbrand, Mitchell, SD, Wade (Amy) Scheurenbrand, Sioux Falls, SD; twin daughters: Stephani  Scheurenbrand, Omaha, NE, and Suzanne (Kurt) Lyman, Dakota Dunes, SD; one brother, Ron (Charlene) Scheurenbrand, Kailua, HI, and one sister Barbara Pitts, Sioux Falls, SD; six grandchildren: Zach Scheurenbrand, Phoenix, AZ, Megan and Anna Scheurenbrand, Mitchell, Tommy, Grady & Riley Lyman, Dakota Dunes.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Gary Scheurenbrand and Don Scheurenbrand and two grandchildren, Isak Thomas Scheurenbrand and Stephani Margaret Lyman.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel\
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, May 19, 2016
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Terry and Jan Lyman on May 18, 2016
Marge, Kurt and Suzanne and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Tom. He always conducted himself in a courteous manner making everyone around him feel welcome and important! He will be missed by many and many old blue Chevys have lowered their headlights today!
Posted by Ann Girard on May 18, 2016
Marge so sorry for your loss. It just seems strange that we just saw each other at mom's funeral. Sending love and prayers.
Posted by Jackie Arens on May 18, 2016
Dear Marge & family, so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My deepest condolences.
Posted by Gloria Lyman Hess on May 18, 2016
Kurt, Suzie and your family...we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Ron and Aunt Gloria
Posted by Lana Hartze Thompson on May 18, 2016
Christeen,, Todd and Family, I am so sorry for your loss
Posted by Robert & Ethel McGuire on May 17, 2016
We're saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Our son, Eric and your son, Wade go back a lot of years and remain friends still. God bless you all in this time of sorrow.
Posted by Mary Nelson boehmer on May 17, 2016
On behalf of the class of 1959 we offer our deepest sympathy to Tom's family.
We will always remember Tom as a fun loving guy.
Posted by Pam Schipper on May 17, 2016
So sorry for your loss, Marge & family! Always enjoyed when "Herbie" stopped out to the folks'! I also got to enjoy a few visits with the gang at the Legion on their Friday's. And, so many visits when you would come to Mom & Dad's. Oh the tales Tom could tell us about Dad! Know that we are thinking of you at this time.
Posted by Ernie & Deb Hohn on May 17, 2016
Our thoughts are with the family, so sadden by his passing!
Posted by Pat (Pooley) Weidenbach on May 17, 2016
Marge---Sorry to hear about Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat & Lonnie Weidenbach
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