Mr. Richard L. Scholl, age 90, of Michigan City, IN, passed away on Saturday March 24, 2012 at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Center in Michigan City, IN.
Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years Louise, and daughters Paula (Bruce) Sheehy of Mesa, Arizona and Julie (John) Wojcik of Michigan City, Indiana, together with four grandchildren, Erin (Justin) Ison, Peter Sheehy, Ben (Sarah) Wojcik and Andrew Wojcik. Also Surviving are special niece Laura (David) Lyles. One sister Nancy (Fred surviving) Wingert and one brother James Scholl, preceded him in death.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday March 28, 2012 from 3:00 to 7:00PM at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services, 613 Washington St., Michigan City.
A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:00am at Queen of all Saint Catholic Church, Michigan City, IN with Fr. Kevin Huber officiating. Inurnment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Michigan City, IN.
Richard retired as President and General Manager of Arno Adhesive Tapes, a company that had been founded by his uncle Dr. William Scholl, at which Richard had worked his way up within the organization from shipping room clerk to his final position as President of the Company. In his business leadership roles he served as President of the Pressure Sensitive tape Council for three years and was a board member of Horizon Bank for fourteen years.
Prior to and after retirement from Arno Richard was actively involved in local community service having served in key leadership roles with the Michigan City Sanitary District, the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan City United Way, the Michigan City Fire Merit Commission and the Rotary Club of Michigan City.
Richard was most proud of the time and ability he had to dedicate his time, talent and financial resources to the Catholic faith including serving as President of the St. Anthony Hospital Board and the Marquette Catholic High School Fund Drive in 1999 that led to the construction of Richard L. and Louise M. Scholl Student Center at Marquette Catholic High School.
Memorial may be made to Marquette Catholic High School at 306 W. Tenth St., Michigan City, Indiana or Queen of all Saints Church at 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, Indiana.