Obit: Scholze, Paul Fredrick (? - 2014)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Scholze, Fenske, Primeau, Eswein, Schleife, Broderick, Somerville, Schmidt, Heinn
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co, WI) 6/25/2014
Scholze, Paul Fredrick (? - 19 June 2014)
Paul Fredrick Scholze, 91, of Black River Falls died Thursday, June 19, 2014, in his home in the Town of Brockway, Jackson County. He was a Black River Falls Hospice patient.
Paul was born in the Town of New Lyme in Monroe County to Fredrick and Louise (Fenske) Scholze. He was raised on a farm there, and by 1941, the family had resettled in rural Melrose where they also farmed. Paul married Lois Jacqueline Primeau Sept 2, 1950, in Biron. They lived in rural Melrose and then moved to Black
River Falls in 1959.
Paul farmed in Melrose. He also learned masonry while helping to build the Charcoal Factory in Black River Falls. For many years, he was a carpenter for McGillivray Lumber Company and later for Scholze Builders, retiring in 1987.
Paul was an excellent finish carpenter, building many homes, including the family home in Melrose. He built fine furniture for his family as well as for the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was an avid gardener and was known for his gorgeous gladioli as well as his super sweet corn. He loved boating and being by the water He liked to sit on his porch at his rural home and watch wildlife. He loved to read and to play Scrabble. In later years, he enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and reminiscing about his childhood days during the Depression. Most of all, he was very inventive and creative. He built a swimming pool in his yard and designed ingenious ways to heat the water for it. He delighted in spending time with his grandson, Brian, in the pool as well as in other activities. When he was well into his 80s, he was still cutting and splitting firewood.
As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Paul enjoyed learning about the Bible at meetings at the Kingdom Hall and serving as a minster and volunteer in the Bible educational work. He was devoted to sharing his faith and hope with others. His favorite topic was talking about God’s Kingdom and how that Kingdom government will fulfill the Bible promise at Isaiah 33:24: “And, no resident will say, I am sick.”
Surviving are two daughters, Andrea (Ralph) Eswein of Black River Falls and Sharon (Greg) Schleife of Kerrville, TX; and one son, John (Maria) Scholze of Neillsville; four sisters, Kathryn Broderick of Savanna, IL, Evelyn Somerville of Black River Falls, Doris Schmidt of Milledgeville, IL, and Lorraine (Darrell) Heinn of Stacy, MN; one brother, Raymond (Diane) Scholze of Guam; one grandson, Brian (Melanie) Schleife of Kerrville, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parent; his wife, Lois; four brothers, Erwin, Donald, Richard and Kenneth Scholze; and one sister, Arlene Scholze.
The family prefers memorials be given to Jehovah’s Witnesses or Black River Memorial Hospice.
The family appreciates the loving care and attention given to their father by Vickie, Linda N., Tracy, Linda H. and all of the other Black River Hospice Staff.
Memorial funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, at N6930 County Road F. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls. Relatives and friends may call at Torgerson’s Funeral Home, (715-284-4321), 408 N. Water Street, Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and one hour prior to services at Kingdom Hall Sunday, July 13, 2014.
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