Carol Lynn Mae Scheel

carol scheel

February 19, 1943 ~ August 2, 2023

Born in: Badger, SD
Resided in: Battle Lake, MN

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Carol Lynn Mae Scheel (née Andersen), age 80, died August 2, 2023, at her home in Battle Lake, Minnesota, surrounded by family and assisted by Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Carol was born on February 19, 1943, to E.A. and Helen Andersen in Badger, South Dakota. She resided in various places in South Dakota while growing up and graduated from Huron High School and Huron College in Huron, South Dakota.

While working at Huron Public Library, a group of rowdy young men came in. Amongst this group of young men, she met the love of her life, Monte Scheel. They were united in marriage on June 25, 1965. Together they raised three children, Greg, Mark and Andrea.

Carol was a librarian at several schools in South Dakota. She enjoyed working with students of all ages throughout her career and was passionate in getting them interested in reading.

She and Monte retired from careers in education and moved to Fargo, North Dakota, in 1995, to be near their children. She worked as an office manager to keep busy, but her favorite job was being able to help take care of her 4 grandchildren. She was a crafty grandma and always had hands-on activities to keep the grandkids busy and out of mischief.

Carol joined Peace Lutheran Church in 1995. She was a very active church member and participated in Altar Guild and various other church groups throughout the years.

She loved knitting, crocheting and creating unique gifts. She always had a project for Monte to cut something out of wood or fasten pieces together of a crafty design. She loved playing games with anyone and was very good at winning, but would occasionally lose a game out of pity for her opponent. She enjoyed watching sports and was a diehard Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan (despite the players not listening to her armchair coaching).

Carol and Monte moved from Fargo to Battle Lake, Minnesota, in 2012. They spent years together there enjoying lake life and each other’s company.

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Monte Scheel; son Greg (Odie) Scheel of Fargo; daughter Andrea Scheel of Fargo; granddaughter Sarah Scheel of Fargo; grandsons Andrew Scheel, Nicholas Scheel, Mathieu Scheel, all of Fargo; great-granddaughter Keira Syverson and great-grandson Terry Syverson, both of Moorhead, Minnesota; brother Roy (Sharon) Andersen of Huron, South Dakota; sister Margaret Andersen of Rapid City, South Dakota; brother-in-law Gene (Charnelle) Scheel of Perham, Minnesota; nieces RaeAnn (Rod) Hopf of Huron, South Dakota, Marsha Zimmerman of Omaha, Nebraska and Darla Scheel of Perham, Minnesota; along with many great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, E.A. and Helen Andersen; sister Judy Van Den Berg; and son Mark Scheel.

Carol’s family extends their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Perham Health in Perham, Minnesota, and to Hospice of the Red River Valley for the phenomenal care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carol’s name to Hospice of the Red River Valley.


Visitation - Thursday: August 10, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo
1011 12th Ave N
Fargo, North Dakota 58102

(701) 232-7166

Memorial Service - Thursday: August 10, 2023 11:00 am

Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo
1011 12th Ave N
Fargo, North Dakota 58102

(701) 232-7166


Rest Lawn Cemetery, Huron, SD
South Dakota,

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  1. Jackie & family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    ~”In Memory of a life so beautifully lived…a heart so deeply loved”~
    The past few years you’ve helped your parents so much. We can only be so lucky to have a daughter (or family) like you. ♡
    Tanya Jacklitch (Stylist @JCP Salon)

  2. I learned of Carol’s passing this morning during the church service at Peace Lutheran. I am so sorry for your loss. Carol was a lovely and hard working person and a much loved member of the Peace family. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  3. Monte & family, my sincere sympathy to all of you. I have very fond memories of the Andersen & Scheel family here in Huron & at American Lutheran church. Treasure all the beautiful memories of life with Carol. Hugs & prayers.🤗🙏🏻

  4. Dear Monte and family, we hope the many,many fun memories of Carol will bring you solace now and in the days to come. She was such a brave soul struggling mightily through her many years of illness . She faced it with such courage and grace. She was a real inspiration. We wish Fargo wasn’t so far from us so we could have come to the funeral but know that we will be thinking of you. Love Joanie and Myron

  5. Monte and Family, Chuck and I send our deepest condolences. Carol was always so kind to us both at church. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Carol’s passing. I remember Carol in my confirmation class and High school. May God give you and your family strength and comfort as you treasure memories of your life together, Our prayers and sympathy.

  7. I have so many wonderful memories of my aunt. I am there in spirit and so thankful for being able to view her service online. Love and peace to you all.

  8. Andrea and Mr. Scheel,
    So sorry for your family’s loss. Remember Mrs. Scheel every time I walk into Lake Preston’s school library 😊. Many thoughts and prayers to your family during this time of great loss.

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