John J. Scholl - June 25, 2012


Former Clay Center resident, John J. Scholl, 85, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.

Rosary will be 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard, NE with Father Jerel Scholl officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center, NE with military honors by the Clay Center American Legion Post #87 Mills Schroder. Visitation was Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be given at: www.mclaughlinchapel.com.

John was born November 19, 1926, to Henry M. and Mary K. (Kotte) Scholl at the family farm west of Raeville, NE. He attended District #16 country school for three years and the remainder of his school years at St. John Berchman Catholic School in Raeville until the 8th grade. He entered the United States Army in December of 1950 and served in Korea until 1952. He farmed for a year on the family farm and then moved to Chicago to attend Diesel Mechanic School in 1953 and 1954. He then moved to Northfield, MN to work for Cyril Schumacher running a fertilizer applicator and working in construction. He returned to the family farm from 1954 until 1957. In February of 1958, he began working for Dahlsten Trucking in Clay Center, NE and continued to work there for the next 50 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard, NE, and a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW and 40/EE+8. He was also a member of the Clay Center Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and sister-in-law, Marilyn Scholl.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leo, Leonard, Wilbert and Ray; sisters, Agatha, Loraine and Louise and very special friend Wanda Dahlsten.

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