Kenneth "Kenny" Lloyde Scheetz, 80, Sidney, MT
August 9, 2023
A Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday August 10, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at the Faith Alliance Church in Sidney, MT with Pastor Paul Turek officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday August 9, 2023 from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, MT. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Kenneth's name to Thy Neighbor. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, MT is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.
Kenneth was born the youngest of three children to Philip and Lydia (Strasheim) Scheetz on July 14, 1943 in Sidney, MT. He attended Rau Elementary School and Sidney Schools until the 10th grade when he decided to join the Army Reserves. On November 14, 1965 he married Gail Groshart. They resided south of Sidney and had 5 children: Gary, Michael, Pamela, Tamara, and Roberta. In February 2005, Gail passed away. On October 27, 2007 Kenny married Shirley Dean. Four more boys were added to the family with this marriage: Dennis, Robert, Steven and Jesse. One of his great joys was his large family. Kenny and Shirley shared their lives together south of Sidney in his childhood home until his passing.
Throughout his life he worked for Vic Lorenz as a farm hand, after that he rented a farm, and farmed on his own for 2 years. He then moved to Billings and started his truck driving career. Billings was a short stay and he moved back to Sidney where he has resided ever since. He worked for Cenex, Texaco, and Real Trucking. He retired in 2007.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing and woodworking. He enjoyed taking his grandkids for rides on his golf cart and looking at the fields. He always made time for his grandkids when they came to visit. He looked forward to his time with his family and friends when they stopped to visit. One of his greatest pastimes was spending time in his workshop creating yard art.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Shirley; children Gary (Lisa) Scheetz of Sidney, MT, Michael (Dawn) Scheetz of Williston, ND, Pam Scheetz of Dickinson, ND, Tami Gullikson of Fairview, MT, and Bobbi (Mark) Cozzens of Fairview, MT; stepchildren Dennis (Danny) Dean of Shepherd, MT, Robert (Billie Jo) Dean of Fairview, MT, Steven (Kaci) Dean of Sidney, MT, and Jesse (Angela) Dean of Spanaway, WA; siblings Marion (Louie) Miller of Great Falls, MT and sister-in-law Audrey Scheetz of Casper, WY; 29 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many other family members.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Lydia Scheetz; wife Gail; brother Don; and granddaughter Ellen.