Scott William Shepard

September 6, 1957March 10, 2018

Scott William Shepard, 60, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away on March 10, 2018 with family by his side. A memorial will be held at Harry’s Place on 404 N. Verlinden Ave in Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 beginning at 12 noon.

Scott was born in Lansing, Michigan to Freddie Earl Shepard Jr. and Joyce Gutzki Largent on September 6, 1957. He attended Everett High School in Lansing.

Scott was united in marriage to Linda René Schuette (Shepard) on November 21, 1992 and they celebrated their 25th anniversary last year.

Throughout his lifetime Scott worked many careers including chef and manager at various restaurants in the Houston, Texas and the Lansing,Michigan areas. On top of culinary careers, Scott also spent much of his life working as a truck driver, a courier, and a warehouse manager for Xerox and SPD.

Even though Scott worked many careers what truly defined him was his outgoing and personable relationship with his family and his friends. Scott is survived by his wife, Linda; his children: Lucas Carl (Brittany) Shepard of Pearl City, Hawaii, Emily Diane Stepp of Jackson, Michigan, and Zachary Scott Shepard of Lansing, Michigan and by his three grandchildren, Lilly, Weston, and Laynee. Scott is also survived by his siblings Denise Fase of Lansing, Michigan, Mary (Bob) Wildmann of Arizona, Michelle (Jeff) Bur of Howell, Michigan, Julie Simon of Lansing, Michigan, and James Largent of Alabama, along with his parents-in-law Harvey and Doris Schuette of Pigeon, Michigan. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Scott was preceded in death by his father, mother, and stepfather.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Capital Area Humane Society or the charity of the family’s choice. Capital Area Humane Society is located on 7095 W. Grand River Avenue in Lansing, Michigan 48906. Envelopes will be provided at the memorial service.


  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 24, 2018

Scott William Shepard

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Brett Kaschinske

March 17, 2018

I very much enjoyed eating lunch with scott at Sparty's Coney Island. The talks that we always shared about sports, struggles of life, and faith challenges I will always remember.May the peace of God be with the Shepard family during this time. I take comfort in the fact that all of Scott's bodily aches and pains are gone.

Erica and Tom Howell

March 12, 2018

Linda, Zac and family,
Over the last few days we have spent some time remembering all the special times with Scott. Boy Scout events, New Years, hanging out at each other's houses, getting drenched on a pontoon boat and Scott getting comedy tickets for Linda's friends. 😁 We will miss his witty sense of humor. Here's to remembering the good times. Here's to Scott! ❤

Deb Secord

March 12, 2018

Linda and Scott's family - I'm so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. Some of you won't remember me but I knew your Dad for many years when I lived in Lansing and after. I knew him before you kids were born and remember you as little children. Scott/your Dad was one of the kindest, funniest, most loving people I have ever known - which is why we were friends for so long. He and Linda used to send me a Christmas card every year for many years. Scott and I also met up at many of the "Wheatland" concert events in Remus Michigan for a lot of years in September. Scott was a great guy, and I will think of him fondly and often. Prayers for you and your family at this time of loss.

Vicki Ripley

March 12, 2018

Saddened to hear Scott has passed. While I didn't know him well, he always was open and I remember him speaking quietly, with conviction and a dry but witty humor. Praying for peace and comfort for Linda and Zac, and all family and friends.

Mary Wildmann

March 12, 2018

Linda, Luke, Emily and Zac,
My heart breaks for your loss. Words of comfort are often never enough at times of loss, but I will continue to pray for your peace of mind and heart in the coming weeks, months and years. I take comfort in an empty Cross and an empty tomb and the belief that we will be reunited with our loved ones one day. May God bless you all. Love, Mary