Paul K. Scheibner, age 92, died December 10, 2020 in Roscommon, MI in the arms of his wife.
A celebration of his life will be held when a gathering can safely take place.
Born July 28, 1928 in Detroit, he was the son of Herbert and Elsa (Holden) Scheibner. He married Elaine Lowe June 17, 1959 in St. Paul, MN.
As a boy growing up in Detroit, he saved money from a paper route to buy land at Higgins Lake. He eventually built a cabin which, over the years, expanded into a comfortable home. During the Korean War he was stationed in Okinawa, where he also participated in mission work. This led to his career in the ministry. As a United Methodist minister, he served parishes in Girard, Concord, Martin-Shelbyville, Dansville-Vantown, Chapel Hill- Gunnisonville. He took a leave of absence mid-career, eventually working for Oldsmobile, while maintaining his pastoral credentials (although never resuming a full-time post).
It was his basic nature to want to help, to make all he encountered happy and understood. He would recognize a need and set forth to address it. Mission work and youth programs were central to his ministry. Among his many projects, he founded Camp Onkoi Benek, a week-long residential camp for children with Cystic Fibrosis. There was always time to deliver meals during the holidays, and numberless kindnesses from his caring and giving heart. He was a devoted member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North. He had a warm smile and a genuine curiosity about everyone he met. He was brilliant about having fun and including everyone for the ride. He was one of those rare people who truly loved life, his God, his family and service to others. He embraced and held close all the experiences, emotions and beauty the world could offer. A pure heart. A pure spirit. A good man.
Preceding him in death were his son Charles and daughter Linda. Surviving are his wife Elaine; son John (Emer); daughter Karen (Steven) Trubitt; grandchildren Aileen, Colin, and Katherine Scheibner; sister Grace (Paul) Rosen; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Wagner and Walsh Funeral Directors, Roscommon, handled the arrangements.
Condolences can be sent to Elaine Scheibner, 631 Nixon Blvd., Roscommon, MI 48653.