Franklin H. Scheff

Franklin H. Scheff

FAIRMONT — Services for Franklin H. Scheff, 96, of Fairmont, Minn., will be held at a later date, with burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont.

Frank passed away Thursday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2019, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth, Minn.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Franklin Harry Scheff was born June 17, 1923, in Sherburn, Minn., the son of Frank and Matilda (Kahler) Scheff. He received his education attending school in Ceylon, Minn. Frank served with the Army Corp of Engineers for a short time before receiving his medical discharge due to bronchial asthma.

Frank decided to celebrate his 21st birthday in a big way when he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Watkins at the Lutheran church in Ceylon, Minn. Together, the couple made their home in Fairmont and were blessed with over 75 years of marriage. To this union, five children were born: Rita, Pamela, Debra, Cindy and Mark.

Frank worked as a mechanic at the Rudy Gimm car dealership in addition to working at Fallon’s Ag and driving pop truck in Fairmont. For over 23 years, he worked at Railway Motors before driving the Chicago truck route for Armour Foods. He retired at the age of 62.

Frank was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont.

In his spare time, he enjoyed driving the countryside and tinkering. Frank had a knack for fixing things and when someone needed a hand, they knew who to call.

He loved music and dancing and looked forward to days spent on the golf course with Betty and his grandson, Jason.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Betty Scheff; children, Rita (Philip) Johnson, Pamela Scheff, Debra Style, Cindy (Jim) Bregel, and Mark (Geri) Scheff; two grandchildren, Jason Scheff and Natasha Titko; two great-grandchildren, Teddy Titko and Brandon Scheff; sister, Valera (Leroy) Meyer; two sisters-in-law, Kathy (Ken) Simmering and Lylas Scheff; brother-in-law, Leo Krumholz; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Matilda Scheff; brothers, Lester (Dorothy), Lloyd, Harold, Willis, Lyle (Viola), Arlo, and Leonard Scheff; sisters, Finetta (Reinhold) Johnson, Irene (Arnold) Daleske, Delores Krumholz and Ardella (Mark) Krumholz; and a brother-in-law, Roland Hageman.