Glenn Richard Scholz, 76, of Falls City, Nebraska, graduated peacefully to his eternal home on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Glenn was born on July 25, 1944 to George Richard and Frances Rebecca (Elam) Scholz in Macomb, Illinois. The family lived in Galesburg, Illinois before moving to Atchison County in Kansas. Glenn attended first through eighth grades at the High Prairie school, located east of Huron, Kansas. It was the same one room, stone and brick schoolhouse that his younger brother, father, and grandfather attended. Glenn completed his formal education, graduating from Atchison County High School in 1963. He was one of three students who completed the entire four years of high school with perfect attendance.
Glenn served our country as a member of the Kansas and Nebraska National Guards. He served at the First Baptist Church as an active member, bus driver, and trustee. Glenn served the Falls City community as a custodian at the Falls City High School, sometimes joking that business was “picking up.” With a joke at the tip of his tongue, he challenged those around him to find something to smile or laugh about, even thru the tough times. And he faced a few of those. Glenn suffered a debilitating stroke in 1999. He entered the nursing home with an attitude of living each day to the fullest. He found simplicity of purpose, joy in life, and inner strength from God.
Glenn met God in a personal way the same day (July 27, 1974) he met the woman who later became his wife. He made a profession of his faith in God after attending services at church that night. Glenn and Marilyn Joyce were married on December 28, 1974. Together they raised four children who have blessed the family with twenty-eight grandchildren.
Glenn’s parents, George Richard and Frances Rebecca (Elam) Scholz, a sister, Rebecca Ann Scholz, and brother-in-law, John Sing, have preceded him in death.
Glenn is survived by his loving wife Marilyn of Falls City, sons: Nathan Scholz and wife Tresa of Colorado Springs, CO; Jeremy Scholz and wife Rebekah “Becky” of Knoxville, TN; daughters: Michal South and husband Sean of Cumberland, IA; Rebeka Gerlock and husband Clarke of Cumberland, IA; 28 grandchildren, a brother Robert Scholz and wife Sarah of St. Peters, MO; a sister Rita Eckert and husband Jerry of Effingham, KS; brother-in-law Franklyn Lee and wife Connie, sister-in-law Karen Miller and husband Mark, sister-in-law Sharon Sing and many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Glenn’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Valley Avenue Baptist Church in Falls City, Nebraska with Pastor Ben Moore officiating.
Visitation with the family greeting friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020, at the Valley Avenue Baptist Church in Falls City.
Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Lancaster Cemetery in Lancaster, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family’s choice with a later designation.
For those unable to attend in person, services will be available at https://www.valleyavenue.org., then connect to livestream.
Condolences can be shared online at www.hallfuneral.net
Services entrusted to Hall Funeral Home-2403 Harlan ST.- Falls City, NE 68355 (402) 245-3131
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