Kenneth "Kenny" Lloyde Scheetz, 80, Sidney, MT

Kenneth "Kenny" Lloyde Scheetz, 80, Sidney, MT, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday evening Aug. 2, 2023 after a battle with cancer. His wife, children and various family were by his side.

A Celebration of Life service was held Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Paul Turek officiating. Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fulkerson-Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, MT. In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Kenneth's name to Thy Neighbor. Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

Kenneth was born the youngest of three children to Philip and Lydia (Strasheim) Scheetz on July 14, 1943, Sidney, MT. He attended Rau Elementary School and Sidney Schools until the 10th grade when he decided to join the Army reserves. On Nov. 14, 1965, he married Gail Groshart. They resided south of Sidney and had five children: Gary, Michael, Pamela, Tamara, and Roberta. In February 2005, Gail passed away. On Oct. 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 two 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, Sidney, MT, Michael (Dawn) Scheetz, Williston, ND, Pam Scheetz, Dickinson, ND, Tami Gullikson, Fairview, MT, and Bobbi (Mark) Cozzens, Fairview, MT; stepchildren Dennis (Danny) Dean, Shepherd, MT, Robert (Billie Jo) Dean, Fairview, MT, Steven (Kaci) Dean, Sidney, MT, and Jesse (Angela) Dean, Spanaway, WA; siblings Marion (Louie) Miller, Great Falls, MT, and sister-in-law Audrey Scheetz, 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.


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