Service Details


Sunday, March 11, 2018
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Rising Sun Church of Christ
6390 NE Rising Sun Drive
Pleasant Hill


Monday, March 12, 2018
11:00 am
Rising Sun Church of Christ
6390 NE Rising Sun Drive
Pleasant Hill


Rising Sun Cemetery
Pleasant Hill


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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William L. Scholz William LeRoy Scholz, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 6, 2018, at Mitchell Village Care Center, due to complications from cancer. He was born on September 9, 1939, in Oelwein, Iowa, to Oliver and Florence (Morris) Scholz. William was a graduate of Parsons College and the University of Iowa, and he remained an avid Hawkeye fan. He also enjoyed cheering on the Minnesota Vikings. William was very proud of his work with Iowa Workforce, helping underprivileged and unemployed people find work for over 19 years. He was most recently employed by O’Reilly’s from where he fully retired. William was a very caring and loving person with a great sense of humor. He was always telling jokes. His greatest loves in life were his family and his church, where he was a very active member. William enjoyed tennis, traveling, and above all, spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Diane; children, Jessica Scholz, Jennifer Nelson and Scott Scholz; brother, Robert Scholz; cousins, Dixie Unangst and Molly George; and other extended family.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Florence Scholz and his aunt, Mable Whiteol.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Rising Sun Church of Christ, 6390 NE Rising Sun Dr., Pleasant Hill. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, March 12th, also at the church, followed by a luncheon. Burial will take place at Rising Sun Cemetery.

Memorials contributions may be directed to Gideons International in memory of William.

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