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James Dunn Scholer

September 24, 1946 -
August 11, 2022

James Dunn Scholer 75, of Champaign passed away on August 11, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

James was born September 24, 1946, in Mattoon, the son of Robert and Betty Dunn Scholer.  He married Sharon Swearingen in Bloomington on August 13, 1988.

James is survived by his wife Sharon, along with his …read more

James Dunn Scholer 75, of Champaign passed away on August 11, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

James was born September 24, 1946, in Mattoon, the son of Robert and Betty Dunn Scholer.  He married Sharon Swearingen in Bloomington on August 13, 1988.

James is survived by his wife Sharon, along with his daughter Melissa Scholer of Texas, son Kristopher Scholer of Colorado, grandson Nesta Lenhart-Scholer of Colorado, grandson James Guthrie of Texas and sister Mahala Sampson of Fisher.

James graduated from Mattoon High School, Lincoln Christian College and Seminary and Fort Hayes State University.  He was ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  He positively influenced the lives of others through his career as a supervisor for the Department of Children and Family Services, as a minister in churches in Kansas, Colorado, and Illinois.  He spent the last 15 years of his career as Executive Director of Community Resources and Counseling Center in Paxton.

James enjoyed golfing, collecting records and postcards.  He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family playing board games.  James was a very social person who enjoyed meeting new people and always looked forward to joining his friends for morning coffee.

James’ family greatly appreciates the compassionate care James received from Dr. Vamsi Vasireddy, Dr. Michael Aref, Dr. Sami Zabenah, Dr. Syed Hussain, Dr. Sarah Spizzirri, and the medical staff of the Oncology Department at Carle Foundation Hospital.

A “Living” Celebration of Life was held for James on June 4, 2022, for family and friends.  Per James’s request, cremation rights will be accorded, and no services will be held.  Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is handling arrangements.

Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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