Florence Emilie Scheetz


February 16, 1920 - November 9, 2012



Florence Emilie Scheetz was born February 16, 1920 to August and Minna (Koehn) Schumacher at Hillside, SD.  She graduated from Parkston High School in 1937 and attended Southern Normal at Springfield where she obtained a teaching certificate.  She returned to Hillside and taught in rural Douglas County for eight years.  On June 11, 1946 she married Oscar Scheetz and moved to Mitchell.

While raising a family, Florence continued her education, received a degree in education from Dakota Wesleyan University in 1967 and taught school for another twenty years.  She also taught Sunday School and was active in LWML and the ladies quilting group at Zion for many years. 

Surviving are sons, Jim (Sheila) Scheetz, Zeeland, MI, Steve Scheetz, Yankton, SD; daughters, Sandy (Craig Starr) Scheetz, Eugene, OR, Dori Olsen, Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren, Joshua Starr, Telluride, CO and Rachel Starr, Eugene, OR and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar (11/19/2010), son-in-law, parents and three brothers.                                                     


Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service - 7:30 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Eileen Smith Landmann on November 13, 2012
We always enjoyed our conversations with Florence and Oscar when we traveled from Wisconsin and stopped in to see them. She had such a good memory on all the family history which we enjoyed hearing. Rest in peace.
Posted by Dennis Heck on November 12, 2012
Jim and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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