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Thomas M. Scheidel


Thomas M. Scheidel, age 90, of Lowell, Michigan, passed away on the evening of September 27, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Catherine Scheidel; brother, Richard Scheidel; niece, Jeanne Scheidel; and son-in-law, Mark Trier. Tom is survived by his wife of 65 years, Florence (Timinskis) Scheidel; brother, John (Rosie) Scheidel; and sister-in-law Juanita Scheidel. He is also survived by his children, Tom (Mary) Scheidel, Linda Trier, Brenda (Paul) Schab, and Patrick Scheidel; eight grandchildren, Colleen (Casey) Selzer, Jake Scheidel (Ariyel Jefferson-Ray -fianceé), Ian Scheidel, Steve Trier (Suzanne Grimmer -fianceé), Michael (Valeria) Trier, Amanda Schab, Molly Schab, and Samantha Schab (Kyle Mallwitz -fiancé); and one great-grandchild, Sadie Selzer. Tom was born in Grand Rapids on October 30, 1931. He grew up in Comstock Park where he attended Holy Trinity Parish and School. He graduated from Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids in 1949. He then attended Central Michigan University and spent two years in the US Army. Tom was an electrician by trade, spending most of his career with Strain Electric Company. He was a past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus 7719 and a 4th Degree member. Tom spent several years volunteering as the head electrician for the Lowell Showboat. He also volunteered time to several other local organizations, including at St. Mary’s Church. Tom was always there to lend a helping hand, an easy smile, and bit of humor. Visitation will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 5PM to 8PM, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson St., Lowell, MI 49331. With rosary said at 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11AM, Monday, October 3, 2022, at St. Mary’s Church, 402 Amity St. NE, Lowell, MI 49331, with visitation one hour prior. Luncheon to follow the interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Knights of Columbus 7719, 322 Amity St., Lowell, MI 49331, St. Mary’s Church, or JDRF, Michigan Northern Ohio Chapter, 24359 Northwestern Highway, Suite 125, Southfield, MI 48075.

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  1. I always had great respect for the man and his clan.

    Always there with a big smile, big laugh, big stories, and heart -warming gusto, his is a life very well lived.

    Our deepest condolences to the family.

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