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Originally published: 2013-01-15 15:15:18
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Harvey H. Scholfield Jr.

Harvey H. Scholfield Jr., lifelong resident of Wausau, Wis., passed away Dec. 14, 2012, two days short of his 90th birthday.

He was the CEO of MBX Packaging Specialists, a company that its roots in a sawmill built in 1848 by Harvey's great-grandfather, Dr. William Scholfield.

Harvey was born in Wausau, on Dec. 16, 1922, to Harvey H. and Ruth Porter Scholfield. He was the youngest of three children.

After graduating from Principia College, he served his country in WWII as a U.S. Army weather observer stationed in Iran. After the war, Harvey lived in Paris and worked for the Marshall Plan, which helped a devastated Europe rebuild. There he married, Doris Montgomery of Los Angeles, Calif. They returned to Wausau in 1951. Harvey was loving father, raising three children while working the fourth generation family business, Marathon Box Company.

Harvey was the chairman of the Wausau Ethics Board. At different times in his career, he was the president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Woodson YMCA, and the First Church of Christ Scientist in Wausau.

Harvey was a longtime board member of the Plum Lake Golf Club in Sayner, Wis. He inaugurated a summer swim across Plum Lake called the “Poison Sweepstakes,” which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next July.

Harvey had a lifelong love of football, cheering for the Badgers and the Packers right up to the very end.

An avid skier until age 85, his passion for skiing began on Rib Mountain before the advent of rope tows. He loved golf, hiking, viewing wildlife, and paddling a canoe. He lived his life fully, often saying, “I'm a lucky guy,” and he was.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris; sisters, Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Scholfield Hickey and Joyce Scholfield Butzow; and his daughter, Jan Scholfield (Randy) Harrington.

His is survived by his second wife, Helen K. Scholfield of Blowing Rock; son, Harvey S. Scholfield (Lisa) of Wausau; daughter, Lynn Scholfield (Mike Marchelya) of Denver, Colo.; and step-children, Marshall Tellekamp, Karl Tellekamp, Kimberley King, and Juliana (Tim)Averett.

The family wishes to thank Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their professional, respectful, and compassionate care of Harvey.

A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at First Universalist Church, Wausau.

Contributions in Harvey's memory can be made to the Woodson YMCA, the Plum Lake Library in Sayner, Wis., or the United Way of Marathon County, Wis.

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