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Roger R. Scheid
Roger R. Scheid, age 79, of Maple Grove, formerly of Golden Valley, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Roger was born May 19, 1924 in Winsted. He attended Holy Trinity School in Winsted, and also St. John's University, Collegeville.
He was a US Marine and Army veteran, and retired from the Star Tribune after 25 years of service. He was also a volunteer firefighter at the Golden Valley Fire Department for 28 years.
He was preceded in death by parents Lindon and Helena Scheid; sister and brother-in-law Florence and Medard Westrup.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Marisa; children Cynthia Wills (Travers), John, David and Deborah Scheid-Zopfi (Arnold); grandchildren Lance, Adam, and Samantha; sisters and brother Eileen Knott (George), Stanley Scheid, Cecile Laxen (Vince); other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Olaf: Eighth St. and Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, with visitation at 9 a.m.
Rev. John Forliti was the celebrant at the Mass. Organist/pianist was Lynn Trapp and cantor was Dale Hills.
Pallbearers were sons John and David Scheid, grandsons Lance and Adam Scheid, and sons-in-law Travers Wills and Arnold Zopfi.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to North Heart Center, 3300 Oakdale Ave. N., Robbinsdale, MN 55422 or the National Kidney Foundation of Minnesota, 1660 Hwy. 100 S., Suite 530, Minneapolis, MN 55416.
"His devotion to his family and his love of music will be with us always. He will be deeply missed."
Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel, Edina.