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Gerald 'Jerry' Scholz


Gerald "Jerry" Keith Scholz, 78, passed away after a long struggle with heart disease in Mankato, Minn.

He was born in Thermopolis, Wyo. In 1956, he joined the U.S. Navy serving for 4 years.

In 1964, he married Sharon Rae Hornick, his beloved wife of 52 years.

During their amazing life together, they had three children and six grandchildren whom they adored.

Jerry enjoyed reading, bowling and the outdoors. He worked for over 40 years at power plants across the country. 

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; children, George (Sarah) Scholz, Janet (Neal) Ala and Richard (Janel) Scholz; grandchildren, Alex and Allison Ala and Michael, Mathew, Brianna and Danica Scholz; sisters, Shirley Hassheider, Linda Anderson and Nancy (John) Peattie. 

He was preceded in death by parents, George and Helen Scholz.


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