Paul Norman Scheuerle was born May 26, 1926 to Lewis and Alice (Ramsey) Scheuerle in Irwin PA. He graduated from Norwin PA High School in 1944 and enlisted in the navy. Paul spent several years with the navy as a fighter pilot and also part of the naval band. He is a veteran of World War II. After he was discharged from the navy Paul then went to the Eastman School of Music where he received his B.M. in Music, he then earned his Masters of Education from Pennsylvania State University. He did his post graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute of Technology and received his Doctorate in Music from Boston University. Before coming to South Dakota, he taught in the public schools in Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania, in addition to serving as Director of Music for the American Schools in Berlin, Germany. While in Germany Paul raced cars on the famous Audubon and extensively traveled through Europe, Asia and India.
Prior to his 25 years at Dakota Wesleyan University, Dr. Paul Scheuerle was marching band director and assistant band director at Boston University. While working at DWU he married Maryann Slater on August 16, 1972. In 1978 they welcomed their only daughter, Alyson. Paul and his family spent their summers at the international music camp where Paul taught for over 40 years. He was also a longtime member of the Mitchell City Band.
He is survived by his daughter, Alyson (Cody) Palmer and two grandchildren: grandson, Camdyn and granddaughter, Austyn.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Maryann, his parents, Lewis and Alice (Ramsey) Scheuerle, his brother, William (Jane) Scheuerle and his sister, Ruth (Jack) Senior.
Paul's life was music, his family and traveling.