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Lois Anne Scheel

March 19, 1930 April 4, 2020
Lois Anne Scheel
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Obituary for Lois Anne Scheel

Lois Anne Scheel (nee: Trapp) of Walled Lake was born March 19, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to Walter John and Lillian Henrietta (nee: Nickel) Trapp. She died April 4, 2020 at the age of 90.

Mrs. Scheel is the beloved wife of 58 years to the late Dr. Irving W. “Doc” Scheel (d. 2009). Loving Mother of Deborah (Dennis) Smith and Timothy (Lynda) Scheel. Grandmother of Tim Jr. (Monish), Steven (Madeline), Rachel (Corey) Medy and Beth (Devin) Dickens. Great grandmother of C.J., Sebastian, Montgomery, Mattias and Emerald. She is preceded in death by her brothers Kenneth (the late Ethel) Trapp and Walter (the late Donna) Trapp. Sister in law of Duane (the late Darlene) and Gary (Mary) Scheel. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Lois was born in Detroit in 1930. She was Baptized and Confirmed in the Lutheran church. She was always very strong in her faith and served faithfully. She married Irving Scheel on October 7,1950.

Lois was known as “Grandma Scheel” to a generation of Kindergartners at St. Matthew’s Lutheran School in Walled Lake. She read books every week to the kids for many years. Her other favorite church activity was the International Ministry. She worked with many women, mostly from Japan, and helped them acclimate to living in the area. She loved working with them and made many friends along the way. She and “Doc” (Irving Scheel) were members of St. Matthew’s since the early days of the church.

Lois also loved being a member of the Lions Club International. She was a charter member of the Wixom/Walled Lake Lioness club. She loved helping other people. Whether, it was being a board member of the club or walking in the annual parade, she was always ready to help. She received many high awards for her service to this organization.

Lois worked many jobs in her life, until Irv became a Chiropractor. She took care of the office, the bookkeeping and any other job that needed to be done. She loved being able to work with her husband every day. When she wasn’t busy in the office, she was kept busy by her two children, Deb and Tim. The stories we could tell about those days could be a novel and it would take up too much space. So, we will only mention one. For those of you who are family or close friends, all’s we will say is “1 and a half”. Emphasis on the “half”.

Lois will always be remembered for the love she had for her family. When we say “family”, it was her parents, in-laws, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, kids, son-in-laws, daughter-in-laws, grand kids, great grand kids and friends who were considered family. The word family was a big part of her life. She loved watching her kids grow up and she loved taking care of the grand kids when they were younger. She once said that she felt blessed to have lived long enough to see her great grandkids.

In closing, when you look up the words “Love” and “family” in the dictionary, it will say “See Lois Scheel.”

A private family committal service has been held and Lois will be interred with her beloved Irving at Glen Eden Memorial Park Cemetery. A Memorial Service and Celebration of her life will be held at a later date due to the current restrictions of public gatherings in place due to the COVID -19 Virus.

Memorials to St. Matthew’s School or International Ministry appreciated.


Event Information

Services will be set for a future date to be determined.

Memorial Contribution

St. Matthew Lutheran Church


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