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Leo V. Scholer

1910 - 2005


Leo V. Scholer, 95, of the town of Concord, died October 18, 2005, at Beverly Terrace in Watertown.


Funeral services will be held at the Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service with the Rev. Bernard Rott of St. Henry Catholic Church officiating. Burial with military graveside rites by Watertown American Legion Post No. 189 will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.


Leo was born on May 18, 1910, in Luxemburg, son of Nicholas and Marie (Gengler) Scholer. He came to America in 1927, and settled in the Chicago area. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and obtained the rank of sergeant. He served in the Philippines and New Guinea.


On Dec. 17, 1955, Leo married the former Wilheimine Schaudig at St. John's Lutheran Church in Watertown.


Leo was a baker at the former East Side Bakery in Watertown and farmed in the town of Concord. He was a member of Watertown American Legion Post No. 189, Jefferson Masonic Lodge No. 7 and Zor Shrine in Madison.


Survivors include his wife, Wilheimine; a daughter, Susan (Dennis) Duffy; two grandchildren, Shelly and Miranda Duffy; great-grandchildren, Mahkayla Duffy and Devon Arenz; his mother- and father-in-law, Barbara and George Poellet; two brothers-in-law, Heinz (Evalee) Poellet and Don Macheel; two sisters-in-law, Betty Macheel and Erika Poellet.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ingrid Fischer; his parents; a brother, Harry Scholer; and two sisters, Mary Stark and Ida Scholer.




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