Rudolph A. “Rudy” Scholz

March 30, 1922 ‒ July 18, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Rudolph A. “Rudy” Scholz, age 93, of Marion, died Saturday afternoon, July 18, 2015, at the Genesis Presidential Center.

Rudy was born on March 30, 1922, to the late Arthur and Marie (Fiolka) Scholz in Dayton, OH. Shortly after high school, Rudy enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the South Pacific area as a fireman during World War II.

On August 28, 1949, Rudy married the late Barbara M. Miller whom preceded him in death in September of 2012. Together they shared 63 wonderful years of marriage.

For over 25 years, Rudy worked as a tool and die maker for Ranco.

Rudy is survived by his children: Rebecca S. (Jon) Shipman of Edison, Geoffrey A. Scholz of Marion, and John “Kim” (Karol) Scholz of Sunbury; seven grandchildren: Hannah, Abigail and Naomi Shipman, Mallory (Anthony) Caeton, Hillary Scholz, Andrew (Vanessa) Scholz, and Elizabeth (Ryan) Stroop; and four great-grandchild: Rory Caeton, Brooklyn Scholz, Mason Scholz, and Ella Stroop.
His was preceded in death by his wife; parents; a brother, Herbert; and a sister, Miriam Rosenberger.

Rudy’s family will greet friends on Thursday, July 23, 2015, from 10 AM to 11 AM at The First Church of The Nazarene, 233 W. Church St. The funeral service will begin at 11 AM, with Pastor Steve deWeber officiating. Burial with military honors will be provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The First Church of The Nazarene.

Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, a division of Snyder Funeral Homes, are honored to have been chosen to serve Rudy’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Becky and Family,

    We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you on the loss of Rudy. My God lend a helping hand to help you heal.

    • Ken and All,
      It is a blessing to be working with such a great group of people. Thank you all so much for your kind words of sympathy.
      P.S. The show must go on!

  • Thinking of all of you at this time of loss. Our prayers are with you all.

  • I am rejoicing with you on Rudy’s home going!! So many people to greet him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time! Praying that God sends His comforting arms around you all!!

  • My condolences to your family. As a nursing student doing clinicals, over two years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Rudy and he was kind enough to allow nursing students to work with him. He was one that left a lasting impression on me and I have never forgotten his slow, warm smile, gentle voice, and friendly grumpiness/banter at times that would make me chuckle. He always spoke so proudly of his family. Rudy always made those long clinical days much more bearable and rewarding. He was a blessing.