William N. Scholzen, age 91, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at his home.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 22, 2023, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Fr. Patric and Fr. Menzel will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass on Saturday. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids.
William was born May 16, 1931, in the Township of Hansen, Wood County to John and Clara (Brockman) Scholzen. He married Theresa Grossbier on May 4, 1957. She preceded him in death on February 28, 1990. He married Eileen (Clark) Ziegler on September 29, 1995. She preceded him in death on December 28, 2018.
William proudly served in the National Guard from November 8, 1948, until February 7, 1950. He then continued his service in the Air Force from October 5, 1950, until October 4, 1954, and served in the Korean War where he received a Medal of Good Conduct. He worked as an electronic technician and salesman for Satterfield Electronics and Wisconsin Electronic Supply. He also owned Bill’s Speaker Reconing and did speaker repair.
Bill was on the Auxiliary Police Force and liked to work at Witter Field during baseball games. The Boy Scouts were an important part of Bill’s life for over 30 years. He began his leadership role in Cub Scout Pack 110, and continued on to Scoutmaster of Troop 111, for several years and mentored many children. He received the Silver Beaver Award and St. George Emblem. Bill also liked to make wine and won many blue ribbons.
William is survived by his children: Carol (Jim) Wanta of Wisconsin Rapids, Mary (Scott) Sculley of Wisconsin Rapids, John (Mary Ann) Scholzen of Rhinelander, Mike Scholzen of Merritt Island FL and Betty Scholzen of Wisconsin Rapids; stepchildren: Tom (Sue) Ziegler of Sauk City, Dave (Cindy) Ziegler of Wisconsin Rapids and Ruth (Tom) Hellenbrand of Madison; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
William was preceded in death by his parents and his two loving wives.
He was loved by many and respected by all.
The family would like to thank the Aspirus Cancer Center and Hospice Service for their loving and compassionate care.
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