Viola Scheffel

October 8, 2013

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Updated: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:20:00 CST

Viola Scheffel, 89 of Grand Island, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at St. Francis Medical Center.

Viola ScheffelServices will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 15th at Trinity Lutheran Church with a family prayer at 10:15 a.m.  Reverends Jack Gillam and Adam Snoberger will officiate.  Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Mrs. Scheffel was born May 17, 1924 at Grand Island the daughter of Joseph and Wilhelmina (Hauser) Lessig.

She was welcomed into heaven by her husband, Robert W. Scheffel; brother, Earl Lessig and her mother and father.

Survivors include her adopted children in Christ, Korinna and Dan Naranjo of Grand Island; sisters-in-law, Jerene Lessig of Phillips and Doris (Sissy) Clark of Grand Island; brother-in-law and his wife, Harold and Bertie Schroeder of Grand Island; brother-in-law and his wife, Bill and Mary Scheffel of San Diego; 15 Godchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends all whom she loved dearly.

Vi was raised in Grand Island receiving her education at St. John’s Parochial, Barr Junior High and graduated from Grand Island Senior High, class of 1941.  She was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Scheffel on June 15, 1952.  Bob preceded her in death on April 18, 1998.

Vi worked for the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant for 3 years before going to work for Overland National Bank.  After 40 years of service she retired in 1986.

Some of her memberships included Trinity Lutheran Church; Lutheran Layman League; the Golden Years; sang in the church choir for 40 years and worked in the Sunday school office for 40 years.

Vi shared her love and faith with others in many ways.  She was a true Disciple of Christ.  Many have known her as the “card lady” as she sent hundreds of greeting cards to others each year sharing God’s love with them.  Her love for others was also felt by her culinary skills in the kitchen.  Apple pie, peanut butter bars and her many blessings she shared with anyone who entered her life.  We give thanks for the huge blessing of Vi Scheffel.  Welcome home!

Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran School or Heartland Lutheran High School.