Lillian Manweiler Scheafer

August 13, 1930


September 5, 2020

Lillian Manweiler Scheafer

August 13, 1930


September 5, 2020

Lillian M. Scheafer, 90, died unexpectedly on Sept. 5, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital, of natural causes.

Lillian was born on Aug. 13, 1930, in Shepherd to Russian immigrants Andrew Manweiler and Katherine Schuntz. She was one of 10 children.

Lillian met her husband Conrad “Herman” Scheafer at a dance in Shepherd at the Red Rooster Bar. On April 17, 1948, they married and celebrated 51 years of marriage.

She was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church, an avid square dancer and clogger, cake decorator extraordinaire, gardener, quilter, garage sale queen, a member of Billings Bench Women’s Association, YARC/Special Olympics, City Elections, Noontime Aide at Public Schools, lifetime member of the VFW, and thoroughly enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include two sons, Clayton and his wife Sheryl, Randy and his wife Tonya; three grandchildren, Torey and her husband Kory, Tyson, and Jennifer; and three great-grandchildren, Paxton, Jazharra and Jett.

Lillian is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Katherine Manweiler; her husband, Conrad Herman Scheafer; her son, Curtis Conrad Scheafer; her siblings, Carl, Henry, Alex and Bill Manweiler, along with Mary Neff, Molly Bechtold, Frieda Kaiser, Pauline Sikora, and Amelia Heidema.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1290 Sierra Granda Blvd. in Billings. Masks will be required. For those unable to attend the services, they will be livestreamed on the Atonement Lutheran Church Facebook page.

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7 thoughts on “Lillian Manweiler Scheafer”

  1. Rich and Kathy Wagner

    Lillian was such a wonderful lady and friend! She will surely be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Our deepest sympathy to you all. We pray that God lifts each of you during this sad and difficult time … and brings you comfort and peace.

    With deepest sympathies …

  2. Scheafer Family,

    Condolences on the passing of your mother. My mom had your mom decorate cakes for my boys and they were very beautiful. Randy and I were a year apart at senior. It took me a number of years to figure out that my mom was friends with yours. Such a small world.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Lane Family

  3. Bobbie Jo Anderson

    To the family of Lillian
    with deepest sympathy and deep regards for your loss. I am the granddaughter to Henry manweiler and his daughter is my mom Ruby Anderson I loved hearing the stories about Grandpa’s family as they were growing older

  4. I took a cake decorating Adult Ed class from your mother in 1978. She was tough! But I learned a lot and went on to a part-time cake decorating career. She was inspirational, talented, experienced and complimentary. I enjoyed her classes immensely. Very sorry for your loss.

  5. In 1978 I took an adult education cake decorating course at Billings Senior HS from Mrs. Schaeffer. She was tough! But I learned a lot and continued on to become a part-time cake decorator and made many wedding cakes. Your Mom was a “cake decorator extraordinaire” for sure. So very sorry for your loss.

  6. Mac & Carole (Gabel) Baade

    We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Lillian’s passing. She was always a friendly and gracious relative. We were always admiring her care and love for Curtis all of his life; he, too, was friendly, kind, and attentive to greeting Uncle Ed when we had parties at the family farm.
    We send our sincere condolences for your family and wish Aunt Lillian Godspeed with love.
    Mac & Carole (Gabel) Baade

  7. Rest in peace, Aunt Lillian. You were a jewel in the family crown, giving much and always loving and kind. Your presence and love for others, particularly your community, will leave a hole not easily filled. Rest in the arms of our Saviour.
    Mike and Judy Manweiler
    Tell Dad and Mom, “hello” ❤

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