Gene A. Scholz
August 11, 1945 – June 4, 2023
Gene A. Scholz, age 77, passed away peacefully at his home on June 4, 2023. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda; his parents Arthur and Anna Scholz; his in-laws Tom and Dorothy Carter; and brother-in-law Stan Hoffer. He is survived by his children Traci (Brian) Polacek of Sac City, Iowa, Tonya (Rob) Weberg of Eugene, Missouri, and Todd (Jennifer) Scholz, of Omaha, Nebraska; sister JoAnn Hoffer of Columbus, Nebraska; sister-in-law Leanna (Barry) Snodgrass of Gretna, Nebraska; brother-in-law Jack (MaryAnn) Carter of Shelby, Nebraska; grandchildren Casey (Beka) Polacek, Chelsea (Cody) Charles, Tyler Weberg, Jayden Scholz, Callan Scholz, Trevin Scholz and Jaxson Scholz; 2 great grandchildren Max Polacek and Paisley Charles; many other family and friends.
Gene was born on August 11, 1945 in Shelby, Nebraska where he grew up on the family farm. He attended school in Shelby, Nebraska from Kindergarten through 12th grade. He graduated from Shelby High School in 1963. After high school he attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 1967.
On August 20, 1966, Gene married Linda Carter in Shelby, Nebraska. Gene and Linda went on to have 3 children: Traci, Tonya, and Todd. During their more than 49 years of marriage, the Scholz family lived in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; St Louis, Missouri; Woodridge, Illinois; and Deer Park, Texas. They returned to Omaha in 1984.
Gene worked at Phillips 66 Petroleum and Phillips 66 Fertilizer (which later became CPEX Nitro Grow) from 1967 until 1988. He finished his working career at Ag Processing (AGP) as the Cash and Credit Manager from 1988 until 2011. Gene retired from AGP in November 2011, after 23 years of service.
Prior to his wife’s death in 2016, Gene and Linda enjoyed traveling to various destinations including Las Vegas, Hawaii, Alaska, and the yearly family vacation to Table Rock Lake. They were also involved in card club and bowling league for many years, in addition, they enjoyed watching football, especially the Huskers. In his own time, Gene enjoyed gardening and was an avid watcher of Backyard Farmer, WWE Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown!, Judge Judy, and of course, the nightly news.
Gene’s children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He enjoyed seeing and supporting their success in school, sports, and business. He will be greatly missed by all!
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10:30am, St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Hope Fund for Women’s Cancer Research, or the Omaha Zoo Foundation.