Glen H. Scholz, 79


Glen Herbert Scholz, 79, of West Bend passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

He operated his architectural firm, Glen Scholz Architect, A.I.A. from 1964 through 2006. His firm specialized in designing multi-dwelling housing in-cluding apartment buildings and nursing homes, and some commercial projects.

Licensed in over 30 states, Glen Scholz’s signature, classic English Tudor designs are well known in southeastern Wisconsin , the upper Midwest, and in Florida , Georgia , Kentucky and Texas .

He was confirmed at Capital Drive Lutheran Church in Milwaukee and later was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Glendale where he served as an usher and an elder for several years.

After moving to West Bend , he was a member St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Bend .

While living in Palm Springs , Calif. , he also was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Palm Springs , Calif.

He always had a passion for sports including golf, tennis, softball, swimming and bowling with his “Horse Brothers.”

Upon graduation from Shorewood High School , Shorewood, class of ‘47, he pursued his boyhood dream of playing ball. He tried out with the Milwaukee Braves farm team in Manhattan , Kan. However, a shoulder injury prematurely ended his baseball dreams.

He attended Kansas State University , joined R.O.T.C. and met his dream gal, Mary Joan Shroyer, a stunningly beautiful redhead, who became his bride in 1954.

Upon graduation, he served his country in Korea as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Army Corps of Engineers.

He is survived by three sons, Brandon of Madison, Bradley of Hartford and Brian of Greeley, Colo.; two sisters, Merle Scopoline of Germantown and Carol (Don) Gartzke of New Berlin; four grandchildren, Betsy, Emerson and Avery, all of Madison, and Bentley of Greeley, Colo., 16 nieces and nephews throughout the country; and his best friend, “Rambo,” his faithful German Shepard dog.

His wife, Mary Jo; parents, Herbert and Loretta; brother Richard; and sister, Pat, preceded him.

The family would like to extend a very special note of appreciation to his sisters, Merle and Carol, and his niece, Kelly, as well as her children, Korey and Brianna, who brought love, friendship and compassion to our father during his last few years. Also, we extend many thanks to Karen Erwin, Hospice Care and all those who assisted him in his care at his home.

Services will be held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church ( 809 South Sixth Ave. , West Bend , WI 53095 ) at 10:30 a.m. Monday with Pastor George Mumm officiating.

Interment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend .

Visitation will be on Monday,  from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend .

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, 338-2050;