Michael B. Scholz
Michael B. Scholz, 73, a resident of Grayslake, IL, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at his home. He was born July 9, 1945 in Chicago to Bernard and Josephine Scholz. Michael was a Purple Heart Veteran having served for the US Army as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War. He was an avid Bears fan, volunteered at the Captain James A. Lovell VA Hospital, and loved telling stories. Michael is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia, his daughter Kristen (David) Schertz, his stepson Steven (Kelli) Pfeffer, his grandchildren Keira and Michaela Schertz, and his siblings Rita Schoonderwoerd and George (Betty) Scholz. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Michael Patrick Scholz, and his sisters Joann Kusinski and Mary Fitzpatrick. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Tumor Foundation formerly known as Neurofibromitosis Foundation www.ctf.org. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122, log onto www.strangfuneral.org, or our facebook page.
Mike was a character. He walked into a room and would just make people smile. You knew you were going to hear a story. He spread his cheerful disposition where ever he went.
I’ll miss seeing him on Sunday mornings.
I was lucky, I got to hear stories about him and Pat and the kids and grand kids. He loved his family and you could tell. He talked fondly of his volunteer work at the VA, he talked highly of those guys there.
Mike, I’d say rest in peace, but you aren’t the kind of guy to do that. Share some of those stories with Jesus.
You brought out the best in people.
I ve known Mike for almost 60 years. I went to grammar school and high school with his brother George.and his Dad and my Dad worked on the Chicago Streetcars before World War II. Mike s Dad was the Motorman and my Dad was the Conductor. Mike was a good man and the Sunday before I was to report to Ft. Lewis to get ready to go to Vietnam, he offered to drive me home from Church so that he could give me some advice about Vietnam and that advice helped deal with my being there for the 13 months I was there. I will always remember that. I called him in 1983 to find out where his brother George was and he told me and we talked for over a half hour. I called him in 1997 when his Ma died and we talked again for over a half hour. I last saw him at his Dad s wake in August of 1997 when he came and patted me on the back and greeted me . Mike was always friendly to myself and my family.I will always remember him as a good friend and an excellent person. My sympathy goes out to his wife,his children ,grandchildren,his brother George and his sister Rita and their families.
I am so sorry to hear this news! I worked with Mike at Stepan Company for a few years and we working on a special workgroup together. What a great guy! My prayers and condolences to the family!
I worked with Mike at Stepan Company for several years and we traveled to France & Germany together for SAP implementations. Mike always had me laughing so hard that my stomach would hurt. That was just who he was. He had a story for everything. He was such a great person to work with and will be missed by so many. My deepest condolences to Mike’s family.
Mike helped me with the cook outs at Lovell FHCC for the Veterans activities, and out door functions. We had great conversations about our children and grandchildren, he gave me good advice for my sons. I am Army Veteran, and Mike will be missed very much what a terrific guy.
I just heard the news of Mike’s passing. We were neighbors for almost 40 years. He always had a nice smile & a friendly wave as he drove by. My sincerest condolences to Pat and her family.
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