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Matthew Stuart Scheel

April 4, 1968 - September 19, 2018

Until we meet again our son, brother, uncle, uncle Matty to children, friend:

Matthew Stuart Scheel met his Lord on September 19, 2018 from a cerebral aneurism at his home,11887 Navajo Trail, Conifer, Colorado.

Matt was born April 4, 1968 in Grand Junction, Colorado. In May 1970 he came to Conifer, Colorado with his family. He attended elementary and middle school in Aspen Park. He graduated Evergreen High School in 1987. He earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado in 1993. After briefly working in the industry as a designer, Matt founded his own design-build services firm, Architrades. He worked on a wide variety of projects in the Denver, Boulder, and his beloved mountain communities.  BMS Architectural Design Services was established with Steve Brockman in 2013, Matthew principle Architectural Designer.

In 2003 he desired to give back to his community and began serving as a volunteer fire fighter and emergency medical technician. Matt loved serving his fire community at Christmas and at the Big Chili. He enjoyed serving with St. Anthony at the stock show and Bandimere events.  He often was top Fire & Rescue responder.

Growing up in the mountains he savored skiing, playing and working in his home area. He loved to develop friendships and treasured his time with family and friends. Time stood still for Matthew as he  connected with each one.

Matthew is survived by his parents Vernon and Joyce Scheel, sister Melissa Christine Scheel Quinlan, brother-in-law Michael Quinlan, sister Alyssa Marie Scheel, Robert Zander, niece, Brittany Christine Quinlan Morrison, Brandon Morrison, nephew Ian Michael Quinlan, great-nephew Brody Lee Morrison; loving friend Tracey Whaley.

Memorial contribution in memory of Matthew may be made to Foundation 1023
online Foundation1023.org or Foundation1023, PO BOX 1023, Conifer CO 80433


24 Responses

  1. Sherry Eckel says:

    Vern, Joyce, praying for all of you during this difficult time. May God comfort and give you strength.

  2. Roy and Mary Peyton says:

    We did not know Matthew, but wish to express our condolences to Vern and Joyce for their loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  3. Lauraj says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29) It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.


  4. Susan Grafton says:

    Memories of Matthew permeate my entire childhood, from teasing older brotherish type to beloved friend as we’ve grown up. He has always been a member of my chosen family, and a member of the pack I call home in my heart. A friend I have come to turn to more and more frequently as my life has become more complicated, and now one who will no doubt join forces with me in spirit, overlooking the care I provide to others as a nurse and fellow first responder.
    Ah Matty, I will miss your laugh and our talks the most. Godspeed my friend. We will meet again.

  5. Rich land Mary Miller says:

    Our beloved bonus son. Peace and comfort to all.

  6. Thresea & Roger Stimatze says:

    Always smiling was my first thoughts of Matt.
    Even unloading truck loads of slash @ the high school.
    Yes, his loss of life on earth is so hard on his family and friends and this
    This earthly life there is a place that only he could fill and he filled it well.
    The Lord’s got him now.

  7. Trina says:

    I do not have the words to say how sad I am to learn of Matt’s passing. He was an amazing friend & will be missed by so many, as is eveidenced here. You all will be on my heart & in my prayers as you adjust to a life without him. Love & hugs.

  8. Aaron and Tracy Hansen says:

    Joyce and Family –

    Our deepest condolences. We wish you peace in this time of grief. Our prayers are with you.

    Aaron and Tracy

  9. diane brown says:

    Vern, Joyce, Melissa, Alyssa and family:
    May God lift each of you into his loving arms to comfort you as you walk through this period of loss. Our hearts are breaking and our eyes are weeping for you.
    Tim and Diane Brown

  10. Steve & Janiece Gallup says:

    Prayers for your family at this time. So sorry for your loss. In Christ’s Name. Blessings. The Gallups

  11. Sue & Doug Brown says:

    Prayers for you Joyce and your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers surround all of you.

  12. Chris McMahill says:

    My Condolences for Matt and his family ! As a fellow firefighter it’s never good when a Brother passes ! My Prayers are to his wonderful family with whom I grew up with !

    Until we meet again !

    May God hold you in the palm of his hand !

  13. Anne and Norve Chew says:

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. Anne and Norve Chew

  14. Bill and Ginny Kieran says:

    What a shock to see this. We send you our prayers and condolences on your loss and we rejoice with you that Matt is now with our Heavenly Father.

  15. Bill Graf says:

    Sending prayers for comfort for your family.

  16. Norman Kibble and Audrey Russell-Kibble says:

    Vern, Joyce, Melissa, Alyssa and family,
    May your memories of Matthew be a blessing to you.
    Matthew was the finest young man…so creative, so thoughtful of others always, and the kindest of men.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    In love and caring always,
    Audrey and Norm

  17. Donna Bucholz says:

    To the Scheel family
    Praying the good Lord is holding each of you in the palm of his hand as you remember Matthew and begin to grieve this loss.

  18. JDC says:

    Having worked beside you for many years, I can honestly say you were a firm believer in teachings of John 15:13.
    I never knew you to shy away from a call.
    First in, last out. I would’ve gladly taken your place Wednesday night.

  19. Alan Lambert says:

    Matt is a great man, friend, a part of my memories of growing up in Conifer and a member of the brotherhood of firefighters! I salute you and will always carry your memory close to my heart! God speed!

  20. Linda Castle says:

    Joyce and family. We are sincerely sorry for your loss and sending prayers for comfort. Linda Castle and David Briggs (former Evergreen UMC members).

  21. Laurie says:

    Matt, you will be so missed. Thanks for your kindness, smile, big heart and friendship over the years. You were a one of a kind, awesome guy. I’ll miss you so much and think of your smile often. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  22. Caitlin Lydyard says:

    I have been a fire dispatcher for the mountains for just over two years now. I’m astounded and saddened that one of my own was hurting so bad. We are going to miss you, sir. Rest In Peace, we’ve got it from here.

  23. Rhody Davies says:

    Matt, can not express how much you will be missed. I can only pray and celebrate your life and love for helping the community.

  24. Eric maule says:

    Just devastated and so sad to lose my friend of many years.