Marcellus "Marley" Scheid


January 16, 1921 - February 11, 2014


     Marcellus “Marley” Scheid was born in Easton, Minnesota on January 16, 1921 to William and Louise (Hefner) Scheid.  He grew up in Easton, attended Mt. Carmel grade school and graduated from Wells High School.  After he graduated from high school, he went to work for his brother, Emil, in the plumbing, sheet metal and air conditioning business in Waseca, Minnesota.  Later he managed another shop that he and his brother opened in Austin, Minnesota.  He also played Semi-Pro baseball after high school. 

     He was inducted into the United States Army on July 29, 1941.  After Basic Training he was sent to the South Pacific.  He served on many islands and received several medals.  At the time the atomic bomb was dropped, he was in Manila preparing for the invasion of Japan.  His Company and a hospital ship were the first ships to go into Yokahama, Japan.  He was standing on-shore when the peace treaty was signed on the U.S.S. Missouri.  He arrived back in the United States in November, 1945, and he was discharged the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

      In 1946, he went to Mitchell, South Dakota to do some work at Hormel Foods and took a permanent job with them later that same year.  He married Marianne (Kettler) Scheid on June 25, 1946 in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He worked for Hormel Foods until they closed the plant in 1979, after which he took early retirement. 

     Marley and Marianne had three children:  Warren Scheid and wife Maggie (St. Paul, Minnesota), Michael (Mick) Scheid and wife Stacy (Denver, Colorado), and Mary Lou (Scheid) Puszka and husband George Puszka (Chicago, Illinois).  He had seven grandchildren:  Brian Scheid, Kevin Scheid, Daniel Scheid, Andrew Scheid, Victoria (Tori) Scheid, Katherine (Katie) Puszka, and Ryan Puszka. 

     He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Emil Scheid, Monsignor Alton Scheid, and William Scheid, his sister Carmel (Scheid) Wald, and his wife, Marianne.


Friday, February 14, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, February 15, 2014
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Pat Maloney on February 21, 2014
So sorry to hear of Marley's passing but I know the angels up there are getting their own stock tips. When I think of Marley he lived a long and interesting life. He had many friends and was so proud of his family. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather.
Posted by Mike, Nora, Colin and Clare on February 15, 2014
Warren, Mick, MaryLou and the entire Scheid family:

We were sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was always gracious when our families got together in Minnesota. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Deepest sympathy
Posted by Marlys Blaalid on February 14, 2014
My sympathies all of you, what wonderful memories we had during the Draisey days. We watched our children grow up together.. Mary Lou thanks for keeping me up to date on your family. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Posted by Rick Agnitsch on February 14, 2014
I was saddened by the news of the passing of your Dad, He was highly thought of by all the knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care and God Bless!
Posted by Wayne & Carmen Allen on February 14, 2014
Our Sympathies to Mary Lou, Mick, Warren and their families. Marley was a great neighbor and he worked with my dad at Hormel`s for many years together. Enjoy your memories.
Posted by Lori McDonald on February 13, 2014
Mary Lou, Warren, Mick, and the entire Scheid family: I have such wonderful, warm memories of your Dad. He was always so kind and welcoming to me! I send my sincerest sympathies to you all as you remember him and celebrate his wonderful life!
Posted by Pat Helgeland on February 13, 2014
Warren, I was sorry to hear about your Dad. When I lived in Mitchell during the 1990's, we would visit about you and how proud he was of you and his family. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Sherrain Thomas on February 13, 2014
Thoughts and Prayers are with the family and sorry for your loss.
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