Cerro Gordo County

Raymond Earl Scholl

Born 28 Mar 1913
Died 30 Jan 1942




Raymond E. Scholl Loses Life in U. S. Navy Action

Local Man Reported World War II Victim After Jan. 30 Flight

Mrs. Mary Scholl, 612 Massachusetts avenue northeast, has been notified by the navy department in Washington D. C., that searches for her son, Raymond Earl Scholl, were fruitless and that he has been officially declared to have lost his life on Jan. 30.

The Mason Cityan was an aviation metalsmith first class. Mrs. Scholl received word on Feb. 12 that her son was missing following action from an extended flight made on Jan. 30.

Scholl was born on a farm west of Sheffield on March 28, 1913. He was 29. He attended schools in Sheffield and was confirmed in the Lutheran church there at the age of 14 by the Rev. W. Reuther.

In the fall of 1930 he enlisted in the navy. He later entered aviation and was stationed for a year at the Pensacola, Fla., air base, finishing in the spring of 1940. He visited his mother here at that time, and since then had been stationed at Pearl Harbor on patrol duty.

He is survived by his mother, his father, Lee Scholl of Clark, S. Dak.; three brothers, Roy of Kelliber, Minn., Russell of Seattle, Wash., and Rolland, 612 Massachusetts avenue northeast; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Schurrer of Raymond, S. Dak., Mrs. Vivian Boone of Nora Springs, and Mrs. Helen Meiers of Milwaukee, Wis., and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Tenney Hansen, 604 Massachusetts avenue northeast, is one of the surviving aunts.

He was a correspondent friend of the Rev. Walter Kamper, pastor of the Central Lutheran church here.

Memorial rites have not yet been planned.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Friday, March 06, 1942 (photo included)