Valentine “Val” Schell – 92, Minot, passed away on Friday, December 04, 2015 in a Minot nursing home.
Valentine Schell was born on August 13, 1923, a son of Wendelin and Theresa (Mitzel) Schell on the family farm near Orrin, ND. He was raised on the family farm near Orrin and educated in Orrin.
On November 9, 1953, Val was united in marriage to Agnes Hager in Orrin, ND. They made their home in Minot, where in 1959; Val started Vals Bicycle Shop. Together they owned and operated the shop, now known at Vals Cyclery until his retirement in 1985.
He was a member of St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Minot American Legion Post #26, Moose, Eagles and Elks Lodges, and the Polkateers, all of Minot.
Val is survived by: Wife of 62 years, Agnes, Minot; Children: Rocky (Corrine) Schell, Minot, Rory (Janelle) Schell, Minot; Kari (Steve) Markell, Canandaigua, NY, Paula Jean Busa, Long Island, NY, Jennifer (Fiance Jim Millea)Hasche, San Diego, CA, Annette (Bill) Guess, Mobile, AL;
grandchildren: Christopher Kelberman, Jordan Markell, Courtney (Mike) Morse, Sydnie (Mason) Reiter, Carson Schell, Kaylee Schell, Josh Schell, Riley Hasche, Anna Guess, Nicholas Guess; Siblings: Wendelin-Phillip (Sharon) Schell Jr., Lincoln, NE, Darlene (Paul) Cardon, Ogden, UT, Ramona (Leo) Jundt, Minot, Alberta Black, Great Falls, MT, Eva (Harley) Brandt, Minot; Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Valentine was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Magdalen Brinkley, Agnes Dumonceaux, and Barbara “Bobbi” Yuricic; brother Peter and a grandchild, Kacey Ann Schell.
Visitation: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 1-6 at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 6 pm in Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11 am at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot
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