Life Story / Obituary
Scholz, Donald Richard, 85, of Racine, Wisconsin, died on September 26, 2021, at his home in the arms of his loving wife Judy. He was born December 6, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the son of the late Richard and Julianna (Liberski) Scholz. On September 21, 1957, he married his wife Judith Ann Bowman at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Racine. Donald will be remembered for his unwavering grace, kindness, strength and his overwhelming desire to help others in need. Throughout his life, he was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was especially passionate about the outdoors and created numerous memories with family and friends while participating in seasonal sports, including snow and water skiing, fishing, hunting, boating and flying his plane. He was a man of tremendous knowledge selflessly sharing this knowledge with his children and many around him. He was a dedicated member of his church community and member of the Catholic Men Organization for many years. Throughout his life, much joy was had while operating the numerous construction equipment required to build and create housing for many. Donald will be remember for the love and compassion he modeled throughout his life.
Donald and Judy were the parents of four children; three sons and a daughter, Rodney, Therese, Dan and Jon. He was a warm-hearted grandfather and enjoyed his relationship with his 12 grandchildren. Donald is survived by his wife of 64 years, Judith A. Scholz; son Rodney L. Scholz of Racine, Wisconsin, daughter, Therese M. Apostoleris of Ann Arbor, Michigan; son Dan R. Scholz (Cassie) of Menasha, Wisconsin and son Jon M. Scholz of Shiocton, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Bramm, Codie Lynn, and Brock Scholz, Alexandra, Margaret, Chris and Theo Apostoleris, Bayley, MacKenzie, Mitchell, Jenna and Brianna Scholz; and three great-grandchildren.
Donald is survived by his brother James Scholz (Nancy) of Rhinelander, Wisconsin sisters-in-law, Mary Bowman of New Port Richey, Florida, Carol Weiss (Michael) of DePere, Wisconsin, and Sue Waters (Dan) of Racine, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his brother George Scholz, mother and father-in-law Gilbert and Hildegard Bowman and several aunts and uncles.
A private memorial mass will be held on Saturday, October 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Racine at 11 am. His wish in death was to be cremated and memorialized as determined by his loving family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1532 N. Wisconsin Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53402.