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John Robert Scholl, Jr., 61, of Milton, died at 9:27 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at his home.
John entered this life on May 31, 1950 in Madison, Indiana. He was the loving son of John R. Sr. & Juanita “Dutchie” Furnish Scholl. He resided all of his life in the Madison area and attended school there. He attended the Tapp’s Ridge Baptist Church in Switzerland County and had been Baptized. John was inducted into the United States Army in 1967 and was discharged in 1970. He was first united in marriage to Wanda Bennett and this union was blessed with Lori & Claudia; John then married Carol Bilz and this union was blessed with Chandra & John Robert III. He then married Mary Welch and this union was blessed with Amy & Matthew. John had worked as an heavy equipment operator for International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 181 in Louisville, Kentucky since 1980 until he was disabled. John was a member of the Sons of the VFW Post 5396 in Vevay and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. He enjoyed hunting, watching the boats on the Ohio River, watching westerns, listening to music and canning.He is survived by his mother: Juanita Furnish “Dutchie” Scholl of Vevay, Ind.; four daughters: Lori Sachleben (Brian) of Madison, Ind., Chandra Wynn of Evansville, Ind., Claudia Foley of Jeffersonville, Ind., Amy Scholl of Beech Grove, Ind.; his son: Matthew Scholl of Valparaiso, Ind.; his companion: Teresa Donnell of Madison, Ind.; two sisters: Donna Miller (Don) of Patriot, Indiana, Sherry Young (Jim “Frank”) of Bedford, Ky.; two brothers: Michael Scholl of Madison, Ind., Patrick Scholl (Janene) of Hanover, Ind.; his grandchildren: Jacoby, Kelsey, Lindsey, Kaylan, Logan, Nicolas and Seth; his aunts & uncles: Donald and Evelyn Scholl of Madison, Ind., Charles Wayne “C.W.” Furnish of Vevay, Ind., Karen & Jack Taylor of Madison, Ind., Mary Jane & Rick Peelman of Vevay, Ind., Patricia and Terry Morgan of Milton; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews & other relatives
He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Scholl, Sr., who died, October 4, 1983; his son, John Robert “John Boy” Scholl, III, who died in 2002; his grandson, Derrick Turner, who died in February 2009; his grandparents, John L. and Edna Mason; Charles and Alma Furnish and Leola Furnish.
The funeral was held Saturday, April 7, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Ind., and was officiated by Bro. Bob Hicks. Interment was in the Kent Cemetery in Kent, Ind.
The family requests memorials in memory of John to the John Scholl, Jr. Memorial Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.