Roy Scholten was born on June 8, 1927 north of Armour, SD to Albert and Clara (Meurs) Scholten. He attended Ebenezer Country School in Douglas County. He entered the U.S. Merchant Marines at the end of WWII. He married Ada DeWaard on February 10, 1948 in Stickney, SD. Together they farmed in Douglas County until they moved to Sioux Falls, SD in 1986. He attained his GED in 1986. Roy worked at Sioux Vocational School in Sioux Falls. In 1995, they moved to Corsica, SD. Roy worked for the Corsica Nursing Home driving the van transporting residents. He was a member of Grandview Reformed Church in Armour, Gideons International, and Lay Witness Missions. He served on the Good Samaritan Center Board in Corsica and as a Douglas County Commissioner. Roy enjoyed visiting with friends and family. He died at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 86.
He is survived by his 4 children, David Scholten and wife, Ann of Corsica, SD, Nancy Hantouli and husband, Gus of Omaha, NE, Tim Scholten and wife, Tara of Omaha, NE, and Joel Scholten of Washington, DC, sister, MaryAnn Peters of Corsica, SD, son-in-law, Jim Reynolds of Omaha, NE, 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ada, daughter, Myra Reynolds, and brother, Ben.
Memorials may be given to the Gideon International or Good Samaritan Center Van Fund in Corsica.
Pastor Brad Veurink
MaryAnn Peters, organist Joann Poelstra, pianist Casket Bearers
MaryAnn Peters, organist
Joann Poelstra, pianist
Casket BearersBrett Krull, Ressie Keller, Drew Scholten, David Reynolds, Jeff Reynolds, Amy Reynolds, Amanda Hantouli, Shane Scholten, Brandon Scholten, Marla Heath