Robert Dean Schell (1950-2012)

Here is the obituary from the Bismarck Tribune for my 2nd cousin, once removed:

Robert Dean Schell obituary photo

Bob Schell, 61, Bismarck and Mercer, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, Mandan. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mercer, with the Rev. Randy Emgarten officiating. Interment will be in Mercer Hillside Cemetery with military rites provided by the Turtle Lake American Legion Post 133.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mercer, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Robert Dean was born Dec. 31, 1950, in Turtle Lake, to Albert and Regina (Bossert) Schell. He was raised on the family farmstead south of Mercer and graduated from Mercer High School. Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1971-73. Following his discharge, he attended the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. Bob was employed with Northwest Industrial Supply in Bismarck for over 30 years, where he worked as manager. In 2000, Bob received the Governor’s (Ed Schafer) Lifesaving Award for saving the life of wheelchair-bound woman.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, gardening, working on home improvement projects with his son and being a proud grandpa to his two grandchildren. Bob will be remembered for his big heart and will be greatly missed by those close to him. His family gives a special thank you to the caregivers at Kindred Hospital for their compassion and care in his last days with us.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jordan Schell, Bismarck; two grandchildren, Tristan and Taylor; one brother, Calvin (Barb) Schell, Bismarck; four sisters, Bonnie (Bruce) Hedstrom, Wilton, Ruby (Don) Weible, Wilton, Ella Marie (Harold) Helm, Bismarck, and Sally Hanson, Bismarck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Alexius Home Care and Hospice program, 1212 E. Main Ave., Bismarck, N.D. 58501-4574.

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