Joseph Schell was born January 11, 1927 in Reward, Saskatchewan to parents George and Barbara Schell. He left Reward and moved to southern Alberta where he worked as a ranch hand. After a couple of stops he moved to Trail, BC, where he worked in the smelter plant. It was here he met and married Lillian Demmans. It was also here that their daughter, Joanne was born. Shortly after Joe moved his family to Cooking Lake, AB. From there the new family moved to the Fritz Hill area to work on Steve Bogdanovich’s farm. It was here that their first son, Marvin was born. A year later they moved onto their own farm. Joe worked seasonally for the County of Stettler to supplement the farm. Throughout this time Joe studied mechanics, during the winter months. After a few years their third child and second son, Scott was born. Joe obtained a job with the Stettler school system for a short time before joining the town of Stettler at the skating rink. From there he worked at the local Alberta Health Care Unit. After his retirement from the Town of Stettler, Joe and Lil moved to Stettler. Joe passed away on November 28, 2014 at the Stettler Hospital Health Care Centre at the age of 87 years. Joe will be missed by his wife, Lillian; daughter, Joanne (Ken) Miller; sons, Marvin (Sylvia) and Scott (Sandra); granddaughters, Yolanda and Erica; and grandson, Mack, sister, Clara Schaar and sister-in-law, Jean Schell; the Demman Family; other family members and friends. Predeceased by his parents, brother Alex, sisters: Katie, Marg (Elder), Betty (Gene) and Gwendolyn, granddaughter Cassidy, brothers in law: George Godfred, Paul Schaar, Paul Gottlob and Roy Wilson. Funeral luncheon was held at St. Peter Lutheran Church on December 3, 2014. Memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to STARS. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at


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