Funeral Services for Dolores Schell, 86, of Baker will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2022, at the American Lutheran Church with LPA’s Don Buerkle and Robin Menger officiating. Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Plevna, MT.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.
Dolores passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker, MT.
She was born October 27, 1935, the third daughter of Jacob and Anna (Koenig) Quincer. Dolores grew up and attended school in Plevna, graduating as Salutatorian from Plevna High School in 1953.
Dolores met Clarence Schell at a school-house dance north of Plevna in 1950. Clarence joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1950 to 1954. While Clarence was in the service Dolores worked at the Hospital in Miles City, First National Bank and at the Fallon County Times Office in Baker.
When Clarence returned from the service, Dolores was working for the Fallon County Times. They had quite a courtship from 1949 to 1955 when he finally persuaded her to marry him. They had an early spring wedding on March 20, 1955.
Life was great together. In 1958, after worrying they weren’t going to have children Clarence & Dolores had their first born, Kenneth Jacob. In 1959 along came Julie Ann. Angela René followed in 1961. Their 4th child, Rick Allen completed their family in 1963. That same year they bought a locker and meat processing plant and called it Schell Meat Service.
In 1964 the family built a new home, pink house with white brick. In 1968 Reynolds Corporation approached Clarence on becoming their manager and around 1975 Clarence & Dolores bought the Shopping Center.
Clarence and Dolores worked side by side creating a family business in the Reynolds Grocery. They also made investments in real estate. Dolores was a real asset, doing the book work, billing, collecting, but shined best at customer service. She had the ability to make everyone feel special. She was the quintessential mom, grandma, great-grandma and friend. Her faith showed in everything that she did. She loved Jesus and taught us all about the Bible and how to live for Him. She always knew the right thing to say at the right time. Family was everything to her. She would defend us to the end, and she made sure we knew how much we were loved.
Dolores was very active in American Lutheran Church, Bible Studies, ALC Choir, ALCW, Golden Girls, and loved spending time with her sisters, family and with numerous friends.
Dolores is survived by children: Kenneth (Connie) Schell of Baker, Julie (Steve) Stanhope of Baker, Angie (Thomas) Rodriguez of Baker, and Rick Schell of Baker; grandchildren: Chris (Trisha) Schell, Kim (Josh) Cuppy, Jacob (BreeAnn) Schell, Lauren (Josh) Celander, Lisa (Samuel) Cavedo, Alexis Stanhope (Owen Raisch), Reed (Kary) Meschke, Whitney (Shane) Mauritzson, Cole Meschke, Isaiah Schell, Alissa Schell, Ericka Schell, Jonah Schell; fourteen great-grandchildren. Brothers-in-Law: Bob Herbst and Larry Schell of Baker and; sisters-in-law: Alice Turner and Florence Haga both of Dickinson and Mary Ann Lecoe of Marmarth, ND.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Clarence, parents, Jacob & Anna Quincer, a brother Kenneth Quincer, sisters and brothers-in-law: Carol Herbst, Betty (Bud) Rieger, Darlene (Leo) Ketterling, Lola (Matt) Thielen, in-laws: Jacob and Louella Schell, Lillian Case, Vernon Schell, Raymond Schell , Lloyd (Marge) Schell Larry Lecoe and a wonderful grandson Lucas Meschke.
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