Gregory Merrill Scheie, born May 30, 1950, in Enderlin , North Dakota, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the wee hours of Thursday morning, Feb. 5.
Raised in Enderlin, Greg graduated from Enderlin High School in 1968. After high school Greg enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as a radio operator. Honorably discharged in in 1971, he returned home to Enderlin. Lured by the construction boom happening in Colorado in the early 1970s, Greg soon moved to Ft Collins, where he stayed until his death, although he still always referred to North Dakota as home.
Greg was a jack-of-all-trades and excelled at woodworking. Throughout the last 40 years Greg has worked in the construction business as a carpenter, for Colorado State University in the Housing Maintenance Department, and for the City of Ft. Collins.
Greg was friendly to everyone, knew everyone by name, and always carried candy in his pocket for his children and his granddaughter. But most of all, Greg was an animal lover. He had dog treats in the other pockets for all of the neighbor dogs he encountered as he walked his dog, Sadie, every day. He fed the birds in his trees and built houses for the squirrels to nest in, and in which they would raise their babies. He took care of strays. His dog Sadie is still waiting for him by the gate.
Greg is survived here in Colorado by his children, Dylan and Dayna Scheie; by his granddaughter, Lilly Ann Woodward; by Jesse Neth, and by the love of his life and constant companion for the last 22 years, Sheri Harper.
There will be a celebration of Greg’s life at his and Sheri’s home, 305 Sitzman Way, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.
Interment will be at a later date in Enderlin, North Dakota.