John J. Scholten, Age: 90
Mar 19, 1928 -- Mar 11, 2019

John J. Scholten died on Monday, March 11, 2019, just short of his 91st birthday. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1928, the only child of William A. J. and Josephine M. Lanott Scholten. He graduated from Sioux City East High School in 1945. In 1949, he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.

In August of 1949, he and R. Muriel Hohenshell were married. They lived briefly in California before returning to Ames, Iowa, where they raised their family. John had a long career with General Filter Company in Ames. He was president of the company before his retirement in 1988. John and "Mert" retired to their lake house at the Lake of the Ozarks, where Muriel died in 1991.

The following year, John met and married Joye Lee Bailey Johnson. They made their home in Placida, Florida, for many years, where John continued to enjoy boating, travel and many, many home improvement projects. About ten years ago, they relocated to Lenexa, Kansas. Their 25th wedding anniversary was celebrated with family and friends in August 2017 at Lakeview Village in Lenexa. John was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church.

John is survived by his wife, Joye, and his four children: Ann (Bob) Lanz of Tiverton, RI; Kathy (Bob) Fletcher of Pine, CO; Jim (Terry) Scholten of Omaha, NE; and Sally (Dick) Robson of Clive, IA; along with eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Two stepdaughters, Suzanne (Beth) Johnson and Chris (Ed) Platto also survive him, as well as five step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

The Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. with the visitation until 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 W. 92nd St. Lenexa, KS. The Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Church. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Iowa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Debt Reduction Fund.

 



Condolences

Charles Bradley Ellis Mar 12 ,2019

Co-worker with Sally Robson ,Des Moines ,Iowa

Sally and Dick; I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you all. Your Father had a long and successful life and I am at a loss for soothing words. I will be praying for peace and comfort for you and the family. Regards, Chuck

Wendy French Mar 13 ,2019

Terry Scholten's sister ,Marion ,Iowa

To the Scholten Family I am deeply sorry for your loss. Both our parents with Terry and I, I can only imagine the range of emotions one feels at at time like this time and my heart goes out to you.I feel very fortunate to have known John, Mert and Joye over the years. One of the amazing things I always admired about your family, is how each time you were all together, you always made it a celebration. Your gatheings always included an array of special events, games, including "all out" decorations and costumes. Those times will always be remembered and I am grateful that I was included in some of those celebrations. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you today and the days to cone. With loving thoughts, Wendy French

Mary Wheelock Mar 13 ,2019

Friend ,Ames ,Iowa

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your family from when we all lived on North Russell. Fond memories of your parents and the rest of family. Sounds like your dad had a long and successful life. I hope your memories will help ease the loss.

Event:
Rosary
Location:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Address:
13615 West 92nd Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Mar 15 ,2019
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Visitation
Location:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Address:
13615 West 92nd Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Mar 15 ,2019
Time:
9:30 AM
Google Map:
Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Address:
13615 West 92nd Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Mar 15 ,2019
Time:
10:30 AM
Google Map: