Constance "Connie" Joan Scheidel
09/11/1935 - 09/14/2019
Obituary for Constance "Connie" Joan Scheidel
Constance “Connie” Joan Scheidel, age 84, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home with family at her side on Saturday, September 14, 2019. She was born in Muskegon to James and Laura Dennis on September 11, 1935. Connie attended school in Muskegon Heights and Kent City High School. She was a seamstress at General Motors for 30 years. Connie loved gardening and spending time in her flower garden with many statues of Mary on display. She prayed the Rosary daily as her faith was so important to her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy; son, Timmy Scheidel; granddaughter, Michelle Southwell; son-in-law, James Seevers. She is survived by her dear friend, Don Deems of 15 years; daughters, Bethie Seevers, Annie and Denny Carlson, Denise and Gale Hawley, Carla and Kelly Erhart; daughter-in-law, Roxanne Scheidel; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; In-laws, Ellen Witte (godmother), Esther and Larry Krantz, Bob (Julie) Scheidel, Chuck and Donna Scheidel, Dan and Norma Scheidel; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Connie’s granddaughters, Lisa and Maria for helping with her care for the past 6 years and to Don for always lending a helping hand along with his continued support and devotion to our mother. We also give thanks to the many friends, family and visitors who prayed with us and always brought joy into our home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, September 24, 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Sparta with Father Rock Badgerow Celebrant. Interment in South Casnovia Cemetery. Friends may meet the family at Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 23, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. and at the Church on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until time of Mass. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 P.M. on Monday at the Funeral Home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Hospital or Make-A-Wish Foundation.
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