Shirley Lorene Scheel was born June 28, 1928, in Yankton, South Dakota, the daughter of Pearl Ellen and Frank W. Smith. She died peacefully on October 06, 2017, in Billings, Montana. She was surrounded by her children (Sherry Scheel Matteucci, Daniel Allen Scheelsmith, Cindy Jo Scheelsmith, and Jeffrey David Scheel (Chris Lawrence), two of her grandchildren (Cory William Matteucci and Cody Michael Matteucci), and one of her sisters (Carole E. [Kay] Smith Croshaw). She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gerald F. Scheel; youngest son Randall F. Scheel; sister Connie Hoffman; and brother Wesley Smith. She is also survived by her sister Vivian Toczek; grandchildren Tyler and Anna Scheelsmith, Stephen Scheel (Bulan), Cathrine and Dianna Scheel; great grandson Matahari Scheel; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Cremation has taken place and no public services are planned.