Gerald Scheid, 98, Vassar: May 16, 1919 – May 19, 2017 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Gerald Scheid, 98, Vassar: May 16, 1919 – May 19, 2017

VASSAR, Kan. – Gerald Scheid, 98, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. He was born on May 16, 1919, near Vassar, Kan., the son of Henry and Edna Kraft Scheid.

Gerald had lived all of his life around the Vassar community.

He was a farmer and stockman, and had worked for the Kansas Forestry Department planting trees around the Pomona and Melvern lakes. He had also worked at Pomona State Park and then for Rural Water District No. 3. He started the Vassar 4-H in 1938, was a community leader for over 60 years, member of the Vassar and Lyndon school boards, State of Kansas 4-H Family of the Year in 1987, and a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church.

On May 2, 1944, Gerald married Belva Jane Bowman in Pomona, Kan. To this union six sons were born.

Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Belva, on Sept. 3, 2003; two sons, Larry Scheid in 1947, and Dale Scheid on Oct. 25, 2004; and two sisters, Viola Pearson and Hazel Peterson.

Gerald is survived by his four sons, Ronald (Janice) Scheid, Tulsa, Okla., Glen (Susan) Scheid, Tulsa, Oklah., Keith (Jan) Scheid, Osage City, Kan., and Robert (Susan) Scheid, Scranton, Kan.; a brother, Virgil Scheid, Lyndon, Kan.; two sisters, Norma Allison, Osage City, and Lois Neilson, Pomona, Kan.; and eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in the Vassar Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vassar 4-H or the Vassar United Methodist Church, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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