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Dennis Scheetz
September 8, 1949 - November 22, 2023

Place of Birth: Sidney, Montana
Residence: Savage, Montana
Age: 74

Dennis Lloyd Scheetz was born September 8, 1949, to Herman and Hilda (Odenbach) Scheetz in Sidney, Montana.

After High School, Dennis joined the Army and served his time. Returning from the Army, he moved to Savage and purchased the Valley Garage with Gary Nelson. Years later he sold his portion of Valley Garage to Gary and started work at Larson Motor in Sidney as a diesel mechanic. During this time Dennis joined the Army National Guard where he served for 22 years and retired in 2004. Dennis worked for several years at Larson Motor before moving to American Ford where he continued his career as a diesel mechanic before retiring in 2010. Aside from being a mechanic, Dennis also served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the Savage Fire Department.

In 1977, Dennis married Kathy Reynolds and from this union had two daughters, Kari and Erin. Upon their separation, Dennis became a devoted single father to his children. In 1992, Dennis discovered he had a son, Michael McDougal, and began to build their relationship as a father and son.

Later in life, Dennis met the love of his life, Emilyn. They were united in marriage on January 15th, 2004. He loved traveling with his wife and making memories all over the world. Dennis enjoyed attending church, going camping, hunting and fishing. He was also passionate about riding his motorcycle. What Dennis enjoyed the most was spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

Dennis unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney, Montana with his family by his side.

Dennis is survived by his mom, Hilda Reck and stepdad Harold Reck; wife, Emilyn Scheetz; daughters Kari Kummer and Erin Wells; son Michael McDougal; sisters, Patti (Bryan) Cummins and Sherry (Scott) Lessman; brother Rick (Cheryl) Scheetz; and grandchildren Bethany Wells, Kaden Kummer, Michael McDougal II and Hope McDougal.

He is preceded in death by his father Herman Scheetz.

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Richard D Propp (SIDNEY, MT)
Nov 24, 2023
Dennis was my friend and "brother ". He was always a hard worker and was determined to be better. He served proudly. He will be missed. Fly high and Free and catch you on the other side.

Norine Arneson Haugland (Culbertson , Mt.)
Nov 25, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. He has been a friend from long ago and a good friend of my husbands. The last pics I have are of their fishing trip to Canada ! I’m so glad they got to do that. My thoughts and prayers are with you all !
Rick Schwartzenberger (Miles City, Montana)
Nov 25, 2023
To the Sheets family So Sorry for the loss of SSG. Sheets he was a Awesome man,dad,grandpa, but most how i remember him is a Soldier i served with SSG. Sheets for Many years in the MT. National Guards IT WAS A HONOR,RESPECT and Cherished serving with him .. and me being from Sidney i personally knew him growing up ..he was a friend of the Schwartzenberger family ..another Great Soldier gone to soon ..AGAIN SORRY FOR THE LOSS ...he was a great DAD,HUSBAND,FRIEND,GRANDPA and one heck of a SPECIAL SOLDIER !! REST IN PEACE SSG. MAY God rest u now .
Dick and Debbi (SIDNEY, MT)
Nov 26, 2023
Dennis was a life long friend and "brother" for a time. He was a determined man to build a better life all the time. He served his country proudly. Fly High Dennis, see ya on the other side.
Crystal Stai
Nov 26, 2023
I’m so sorry to hear about Dennis passing away. My prayers are with you during your time of grief.
Shari Sather (Billings, Mt)
Nov 27, 2023
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Marie Zona
Nov 27, 2023
Dennis was a beautiful soul. He changed the life of our dear cousin Emilyn. I wrote him a letter when he took Emilyn away from us and made him a promise to take care of her, and He did. Such a loving person. He was a man who had word of honor. We surely miss him very much here in the Philippines. Rest well with our Heavenly Father.
Karen Schmitt (Eldridge , Iowa)
Nov 28, 2023
Some fun filled memories from our youth. I will never forget the road trip in the Corvair! Sympathy and prayers for all. Hugs
mark anderson (sidney, Montana)
Nov 28, 2023
It’s been my privilege to have Dennis’s friendship for over fifty years. Thank you Dennis. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Mark & Sherry
Ray and Jan Schmierer (Billings, Mt)
Nov 29, 2023
Sending our deepest sympathy to Dennis’s family. Take comfort in good memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jasmine (DeShaw) Scholes (Jackson, Wyoming)
Dec 1, 2023
Dennis was a big part of my life growing up as his daughter Kari was my best friend, so I spent lots of time in their home, attending vacations with them and more. I was saddened to hear of his passing, but I know with the faith he had, he's in a much better place. Wish I was there in person today but wanted to share a funny story - one I'll never forget!

I was like 10 years old and I convinced my mom to let me drive her car to their house (like 2 blocks from the church to their house) – and she let me. Well, I went to back up and leave their house, and I kept hitting something - thinking it was the railroad tie to their flower bed………..well it happened to be his pride and joy Honda Goldwing Motorcycle!!  I had knocked it over with the car and kept backing up over it on tire part …..how he didn’t yell or kill me was beyond me. He was calm and cool as a cucumber……….but BOY was I SCARED! We laugh now about it now of course…..but that was a scary day as little kid!! ??
Michael &Hope McDougal (Watertown , WI)
Dec 1, 2023
Thank you God for letting me meet my dad and sisters and all of the family I did not know for so long.
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